ExCaliper allows measurements to be entered directly from digital calipers into an editable, spreadsheet-style file on a Macintosh computer. If specimens are arranged in numerical order, ExCaliper provides an AUTONUMBER option with user definable prefix and suffix strings. Numeric values may be entered from the keyboard at any time (this is useful for entering numeric codes or estimated measurements, or for testing the functionality of the program in the absence of a pair of calipers). An audio feedback option verifies valid incoming data. A tool bar provides quick access to frequently needed functions.
Data may be input through either the serial or printer port, and ExCaliper may be easily configured to accept data from almost any type of serial device that transmits numbers.
Data are saved as an ASCII text file with user definable column delimiters and missing value indicators. Data files may be imported directly into Statview or Excel, for example, with row and column labels properly assigned. ExCaliper can Open/Import and interpret almost any form of text file in which data are arranged in rows and columns.
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