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Subject: Re: Digest from 02/11/2007 00:00:50
From: Randall Peters PETERS_RD@..........
Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2007 10:32:00 -0500

Thanks, Roger, for your comments.
  I recently told Allan Coleman about the very method you mention (using PrtScrn) to capture graphical information from the monitor.  The one change I would recommend--is that folks save (after importing to Paint) the result as a 'gif' rather than a 'bitmap'.  The memory requirements of the latter is enormous compared to the compressed former.  I have been using this method for well over a decade to generate almost everything that I publish involving graphics.  The gif-form can be included directly in LaTex, the software most common for the generation of scientific publications.  All that is required is to work with an \includegraphics{} statement in the hybrid code
that I use (one that does Tex to html conversion).  I suspect this outstanding software, produced by Mr. Hutchinson
 would be free to those of you who might want to use it.  Certainly, as an educator, he provided it to me without charge; and I hope he would do the same for amateur seismologists??
Anybody want to check out the details at the indicated 'location'?  I would love to see a bumch of us interacting in this way--since graphical information is 'worth (at least) a thousand words".  Even if you don't use Tex you can insert the gif's into Word and then save the Word document as an html file.  But please, please don't save it as the hated pdf version.
    I thoroughly despise pdf documents, and my sentiments must be shared by the Google guys--since their search engine routinely converts pdf stuff to an html form.
If various ones of you want to initiate interchanges with quasi-scientific html pieces like this, I'll bet somebody would be willing to serve as the 'host server' where we may all look at them??  I mentioned to John Lahr the matter of a PSD 'calculator' using Excel, working with data from his AS1.  My guess is that we could post PSD's from any of our instruments in a way that even USGS might eventually 'salivate over'  (since nobody to my knowledge routinely publishes instrument-independent data for earthquakes).


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> Subject: Exporting FFT data
> From:    Roger Sparks 
> Date:    Sun, 11 Feb 2007 08:14:55 -0800
> Good Morning All,
> Dr. Randall Peters writes "
>  To my knowledge, Amaseis does not
> presently allow for saving (exporting) the spectral data, whereas the version of
> WinQuake that I am using does.  I don't know if Larry has folded that capability
> into the latest version of the code on his website."
> My latest version of WinQuake does not export the data from the FFT analysis but does save the screen containing the output as a "gif" file.   It sounds like Dr. Peters could use the data file so that he could further process the data.
> Amaseis does not have any provision for recording FFT data or the screen.   However, there is a way to accomplish a screen save containing the Amaseis FFT results.  We can take advantage of the Windows "print screen" capability.
> You will notice that every computer keyboard has a key labeled "Print Screen".  When this key is pressed, the contents of the window (no matter what program is running) is saved to memory.   Next, find and open the ancient program "Paint" which was included with the "Accessory" programs in all versions of Windows through Windows XP.  Look in the "Edit" menu of Paint and you should see that the "Paste" label is active.   Click "Paste" and the contents of memory (which should be the screen contents present when "Print Screen" was pressed) should appear in the Paint window.   Paint can generate and save a "BMP" file which is a permanent record of the screen display.
> Best wishes,
> Roger
> .

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