NETPROG APPLICATION
by
David Allison

 

NETPROG Stereographic Analysis Application

NETPROG is a 32-bit Delphi 4 program designed for the statistical analysis of geological structure data via equal-area or equal-angle stereographic projections. NETPROG is "freeware" for academic use, "shareware" for commercial or government use. See the help file for details on registration policy. This latest version has many enhancements over the older (see below) Windows XP version. To download this latest copy as a self-extracting ZIP file, click on the below link. Also see the below notes on installing NETPROG. NETPROG has been tested on Windows 3.x, 2000, NT, XP, and 7.x OS platforms with no major issues.

Download Net.EXE zip archive (self-extracting):

http://www.usouthal.edu/geography/allison/w-netprg/net.exe

NETPROG Help file (PDF format):

http://www.usouthal.edu/geography/allison/w-netprg/Netprog_Help.pdf

NOTE: If you have trouble downloading the archive from this web page, contact me via e-mail. I will reply to your message with the archive file attached. Email: dallison@southalabama.edu

 

BRIEF INSTALL INSTRUCTIONS: If you click on the above download link you will receive a file named "NET.EXE". This is a ZIP archive self-extracting program file. You should create a folder on your hard disk (I suggest "STEREONET") that will contain the application program and supporting files. Copy the "NET.EXE" file to this folder with file explorer, and then double-click on the file name to execute the self-extracting program. This will create the NETPROG application (NETPROG.EXE) and supporting files in your new folder. Several example files with the file name extension "TXT" are included, so execute "NETPROG.EXE" by double-clicking on the name, and use the "File" > "Open" menu command to open one of the example data files. You will then see the data in the editor grid. From the main application window menu select "RUN" > "Process data". You should then see a stereographic projection image on the screen. You may need to minimize the data grid window to see the plot. This is all that is necessary to install and test your installed copy. To add an application icon to your desktop for easy access, highlight the "NETPROG.EXE" file name in file explorer and select "Edit" > "copy" from the menu. Now minimize file explorer so that the desktop is visible. Right click on the desktop and select the "Paste shortcut" option. The NETPROG application icon will be deposited on the desktop. When you need to use NETPROG, simply double-click on this icon. Note that these install directions will not add a link to NETPROG in the START menu; see your Windows documentation to set up this type of link. The NETPROG help file is “Netprog_Help.pdf” in Adobe Reader format, so to access it you will need the free down-loadable reader from the Adobe web site (i.e. do a web search for “Adobe Reader”). The latest version of the help file is by default loaded by the program from the author’s web site, however, if this access is not possible you can open the “Netprog_Help.pdf” file directly with the reader application.



 

Crossbed Paleocurrent Application (Crossbed.exe)

“Crossbed.exe” is a windows application program designed for the analysis of cross-bedding data for determination of paleocurrent direction in multi-deformed orogenic belts. The program uses a 2-step retro-deformation rotation procedure to (1) rotate primary bedding to be co-planar to regional “Sheet-dip” (Whiten, 1968) and applying the same rotation to associated foreset bedding attitudes, and then (2) rotate primary bedding to original depositional horizontal and applying the same rotation to foreset beds.  The application program basically applies the 2-step rotation to data to produce a rotated data set that can be used as input into the NETPROG stereographic application (see above). For the details regarding installing, running and registering the program, see the included help file (see below link).

Download the “cross.exe” zip archive file (self-extracting zip):

http://www.usouthal.edu/geography/allison/w-netprg/Cross.exe

Link to the Crossbed.exe documentation file:

http://www.usouthal.edu/geography/allison/w-netprg/Crossbed_Help.pdf

NOTE: If you have trouble downloading the archive from this web page, contact me via e-mail. I will reply to your message with the archive file attached. Email: dallison@jaguar1.usouthal.edu

 

BRIEF INSTALL INSTRUCTIONS: If you click on the above link you will receive via download a file named "cross.exe". This is a ZIP archive self-extracting program file. You should create a folder on your hard disk that will contain the application program and supporting files. Copy the "cross.exe" file to this folder with file explorer, and then double-click on the file name to execute the self-extracting program. This will create the “Crossbed.exe” application and supporting files in your new folder. An example file with the file name "Xbedtest.txt" is included, so execute "Crossbed.exe" by double-clicking on the name, and use the "File" > "Open" menu command to open one of the example data files. You should then see an edit window and results window on the screen. This data set is the “Bulls Gap” example discussed in the CROSSBED help file (Crossbed_Help.pdf) . Use the settings documented in the help document to test the program. This is all that is necessary to install and test your installed copy of the program.

 


 

Web page maintained by:
David Allison

University of South Alabama

Department of Earth Sciences

Last Modified: 2/4/2014