Help in deciding witch software to purchase for
rhall at webmail.uvi.edu
Tue Feb 26 15:47:01 EST 2002
The good folks at Wavemetrics provide excellent technical support for
Igor. It is not an easy application to learn, but it is incredibly
powerful. I generally use MacLab Chart software with several
extensions and occassionally I use AxoGraph which is very good too.
I suspect I will be using Igor more in the future and it helps that
ports between applications are fairly straight forward.
At 9:11 PM +0100 2/26/02, Christian Wilms wrote:
>Nyquist <giddeon_nyquist at hotmail.com> wrote:
>> Actually I have heard only good things about the Igor software. I was just
>> wondering this Igor software is from Wavemetrics, right? And do you find
>> it user friendly?
>Well...userfriendly is a hard word for software used to analyse large
>amounts of data. It is very powerful, scalable and as far as I have used
>runs very stabely.
>If userfreindliness means doing everything using menus: no, it is not.
>If it means being able to do, what you want: yes!
>You cannot avoid scripting and programming, if you want to achieve
>things like automation, online-analysis, etc. But, learning to program
>Igor (yes, from Wavemetrics) is not all that hard and you find alot of
>support within the program.
>The largest step is taken, once you have understood the concept of waves
>as a means of storing data. An elegant, but somewhat different
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