Analysing data where spreadsheets fear to tread

For any engineer or researcher working with long time series, DADiSP has long represented an intriguing third way of manipulating, editing, displaying or analysing data. The latest release, DADiSP/2002, available from Adept Scientific, contains a number of interesting developments, making it an even more powerful tool for analysing large data sets.

DADiSP acquires, reads and even generates data, displaying the results in multiple windows for immediate graphic comparison. A DADiSP worksheet is comprised of as many analysis windows as are required, each of which can contain either graphs or tables of raw data, or data transformed by one of DADiSP’s many analysis functions. The data and graphs in each DADiSP window can be related through formulae to those in other windows, enabling an analysis chain to be created without programming. When new data is loaded into the raw data windows, dependent analysis windows automatically recalculate and update, graphically.

The new DADiSP/2002 supports external Worksheet Documents or .DWK files (DADiSP Worksheet File). DWK files are single file, standalone worksheets that can be saved or opened by DADiSP. The program also functions as a full ActiveX Document Server. DADiSP Worksheets can be embedded, manipulated, saved and printed by any ActiveX Container application such as MS Excel or MS Word.

DADiSP/2002 employs an optimised memory management scheme to make the most of system memory when processing large or small datasets. Large series are transparently buffered to and from the disk while in memory buffers are sized specifically to the result of the calculation at hand. The maximum buffer size can be customised to take advantage of today’s large memory systems. Calculations involving smaller series are automatically compacted to conserve total memory space.

DADiSP/2002 includes over 80 new built-in and SPL routines spanning the areas of matrix and series manipulation, signal processing, maths, colour, series generation, curve fitting and statistics. It now offers over 1000 analysis routines with an intuitive and familiar user interface to provide one of the most complete and easy to use data analysis tools available today.

DADiSP/2002 is supplied and supported in the UK and Ireland by Adept Scientific plc, Amor Way, Letchworth, Herts. SG6 1ZA; telephone +44 (0) 203 695 7810, fax +44 (0) 203 695 7819, email info@alfasoft.com; or see Adept’s World Wide Web site http://www.adeptscience.co.uk/. Adept Scientific is one of the world’s leading suppliers of software and hardware products for research, scientific, engineering and technical applications on desktop computers.

With offices in the UK, USA, Germany and throughout the Nordic region, Adept Scientific is one of the world’s leading suppliers of software and hardware products for research, scientific, engineering and technical applications on desktop computers.


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