"Bruce Cowell ", BIO cowell at CHUMA.CAS.USF.EDU
Thu Jun 1 08:25:37 EST 1995

I have been using the program BIODIV (a DOS program) to calculate diversity 
indices for stream sites, and haave encountered a strange problem!

I have a matrix of 163 lines (species) and 12 stream sites, with 
quantitative data. For one season (the rest all worked properly), I got 
results for 11 of the sites but not for the 12th site.  After I entered 
the file for saving the results, I got:

			Abnormal Program Termination

which appeared under the index selection menu....the only options were to 
"exit" or to retype the entry command and start over.

In the case of my non-working site, I checked everything I could think 
of, including retyping and editing in DOS; normally I save a text file in 
Microsoft Excel and move it to the Biodiv program.  The BIODIV manual 
gives no problem supports.

Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.

Bruce Cowell
Professor of Biology
University of South Florida
Tampa, FL 33620-5150

cowell at

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