Delta taxonomic software???

Una Smith una at doliolum.biology.yale.edu
Thu May 11 12:30:35 EST 1995


mclachla at tui.lincoln.ac.nz (Andrew McLachlan) writes:

>I have a reference to a ms-dos program called Delta.  It is supposed
>to be at huh.harvard.edu /pub/software/ ...

This super-duper package has moved.  Here is a recent notice about it:

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Date:    Mon, 8 May 1995 09:39:02 EST
From:    Mike Dallwitz <miked at ENTO.CSIRO.AU>
Subject: New release of DELTA programs

New versions of the DELTA programs for MS-DOS/Windows are now available by
gopher or anonymous ftp from the following Internet hosts.

     muse.bio.cornell.edu   (directory: /pub/delta/msdos)
     spider.ento.csiro.au   (directory: /delta/msdos)

The release includes a MS-Windows version of the interactive identification
and information retrieval program, INTKEY. The registration fees have been
increased. Currently registered users do not have to pay any additional fee
to use the new programs.

The Internet distribution package consists of text files *.1st and
self-expanding files *.exe. Download.1st contains this information about
downloading the files, changes.1st contains the revision history of the
programs, and delta.1st describes the procedure for installing the programs
on an MS-DOS computer. The files must be transmitted in binary mode, set by
the ftp command `binary'. (Failure to do so will result in the error message
`HeaderC Error' when the .exe files are run.)

Place the files in the directory C:\DELTA on your MS-DOS computer. Then
follow the installation procedure described in delta.1st, but omit the XCOPY
command.
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There is also a helpful mailing list, DELTA-L, for registered DELTA users;
look for information about it on the archive where you get the package.

Hope this helps,





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