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DEVELOPMENT AT 'COMPUTERS IN GEOLOGY'
This section of the 'Computers in Geology' web-site deals with bits of software and ideas which I have developed to the stage where they can be used by others. The aim of these pages, which are written using Microsoft Excel, is too give you a few things you can use and pass around to your colleagues. Otherwise read on and use the tabs to see: specification, a specification calculator for a computer (using common geological software); modules, a structured view of a geocomputing system; translator, to convert numbers between various bases for display characters on screens or web pages.††
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SUCCESSFUL SYSTEMS RATHER THAN SUCCESSFUL PROGRAMS
For a computer program to be really successful as a system it must not only do the immediate needs of its determined function but it also must carry the data and understanding through to at least the next function. Much of the software tried in the work only appears in one function stream, the software that was more successful and was used over a longer period, appears in many.
THIS TABLE SERVER DELIVERS MORE FACTS IN BETTER CONTEXT
When writing the 'Grimoire of Geological Computing' I found there were tables that were too large for the A5 format but the context of the dataset as a whole was informative, so I didnít want to break them up. Either download the data pack as a whole or copy whole tabs. Generally the legend is at the top, the field banners in the middle and the data columns beneath. Set up in Microsoft Excel then saved as HyperText Markup Language tables, complete in their full context to give you that extra meaning. As it is is written in HTML, you can use this on internet service provider (ISP) web-sites or on your own intranet on your laptop. Paste them back into Microsoft Excel and turn on the Filter over the field banners and you have an instant database.
MICROSOFT EXCEL AN EASY WAY TO MAKE WEB-PAGES
Perhaps you find it difficult to follow the syntax of HTML? Perhaps you don't have the time or interet to learn not yet another bit of software like Microsoft Publisher? If you are familiar with Microsoft Excel you can make pages like these by just taking your current sapreadhseet and using the menu commands `File | Save As.. | Save As type WebPage`
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