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I believe we have some archeologists subscribed who may be interested in the following announcement, which since it comes from a non-profit organization, I will not consider in the category of an ordinary advertisement. Tony Galt, Editor H-SAE The Unkelbach Valley Software Works _______________________________________________________________________________ In der Au 9, D 53424 Remagen, Germany. Tel. (0049) 2642 23734 E-mail: AL001@RS1.RRZ.UNI-KOELN.DE ANNOUNCEMENT Version 5.0 of the Bonn Archaeological Statistics package for Microsoft Windows (WinBASP) is now available. It is a completely new set of programs, with many new features and modifications not previously available under DOS. The Bonn Archeological Statistics Package (BASP) is a non-commercial, non-profit software project for and by archeologists which has been developed cooperatively since 1973. It now includes more than 60 functions for seriation, clustering, correspondance analysis, and other tools for archeologists working with IBM compatible PC's under DOS and Windows. The new handbook for the Windows version has been completely revised and is now 'on-line' in Windows Help format so that you can print as many copies as you wish with all the illustrations. There is a vast bibliography covering all the subjects in the package, as well as theoretical introductions for non-mathematically inclined users in addition to detailed program descriptions and colored screen pictures. *************FREE TRIAL VERSION************* A fully featured time-limited trial version is available via FTP. You will need an ftp receiving address where the programs (4 MB compressed) can be stored. The programs can be downloaded as follows: ftp.uni-koeln.de login: anonymous password: your e-mail address cd pc/win3/miscapps bin get basp5win.zip The North America-Europe Internet connection is heavily overloaded during the peak working hours. If you find that a transfer is taking too long, send an e-mail to me for instructions on how to make the transfer at more favorable hours without being on-line in the 'wee hours of the morning (for Unix servers only). Version 4.5, Basp for DOS, is available free from most SimTel mirror servers via FTP (SimTel/msdos/statstic/basp4dos.zip). It must be decompressed and installed with Pkunzip version 2.04g or later, also available from SimTel/msdos/zip/pkz204g.exe. It is about 2Mb in size. The trial version is only available via ftp. Write me an e-mail for details on how to obtain 'snail mail' copies of the packages on diskettes if you can't download. For permanent installation, see the file order.txt on the first diskette image of basp5win.zip for details. Irwin Scollar BASP for Windows Version 5.0 Featuring Correspondence Analysis (CA) Correspondence & Principal Component Analysis with up to 14 components. Optional Ter Braak Detrending. For all data where time is not the only dimension and having several factors simultaneously present. Color flagging of units with special types or high inertial types or units, or low quality. Color marking of phases. Output to plotter or plot simulator (included) with 16 symbols. Symmetric/Assymetric plots. Full diagnostics in Greenacre (Simca) format. Weighting of types and units; supplemental points. Seriation Presence - absence data: grave goods, or any kind of closed finds. Abundance data: sherd or flint or other find counts from pits, strata or ditches or finds from short-lived sites. Clustering Shared near neighbour clustering of closed finds or types for classification and typology with dendrogram or table output. Clustering of sites or site features with abundance data for classification of activity areas or phases of development with dendrogram output. Shared near neighbour geographic clustering of pre- sence/absence or abundance data for studying cemetery phase geometry, regional growth of sites or site features or work areas with map output. Mapping Geographic clustering with or without color phases. Types combinations and special types. Color coded object counts. Geographic seriation results with or without color phases. Color display of original raw data Simulation Simulation of abundance or presence/absence data for Correspondence Analysis, Seriation and Clustering, with sequential or random naming, variation in type richness, unit production, population fluctuation and one or two groups with shared types within a mixed population. Two models for geographic simulation corresponding to horizontal stratigraphy of cemeteries or settlement patterns. Social Status Analysis Analysis of grave assemblages by type ranking or type diversity criteria with or without assigned weights. Hardware and Software Requirements IBM compatible PC running Microsoft Windows 3.1 or later. The full package needs about 6 MB of hard disk space. A coprocessor or 486DX increases speed by a factor of 5, a Pentium by 10 or more. Capacity and Speed All programs use dynamic storage with variable matrix size. Large numbers of types and features/graves can be entered limited only by virtual memory. CA: 19473 features with 279 types and 107680 incidences: Two components were computed in 305 seconds on a 486/66 machine. Seriation in roughly half that time. The amount of data which can be handled is many times that which can be treated in the DOS version. Help and Tutorial Handbook Fully illustrated 'on-line' tutorial handbook which may be printed from the Windows Help processor. Complete on-line help for every dialog box and menu. All help documentation may be printed from the Help processor. Graphics Correspondence Analysis or Principal Components Analysis color display with up to 14 components. Mapping results from input data, clustering or seriation displayed with full color graphics. Simple 'business' graphics, bar & pie charts, 2 & 3D. Output to Hpgl plot file with scaling. Output to Windows Bitmap or to Windows Clipboard for direct incorporation in a word processor file. Output in graphic mode to any Windows printer. Features Select plot symbols and plot labels Select graphic symbols and assign color attributes to units and types Select color markers for units containing special types singly or in combination Select color markers for units or types having high inertias or poor quality fit. Display or plot units, types or both on axes or grid Display colored symbols, points or either with names of units or types Choose full screen or square windows. Rotate or flip components to all 8 possible positions Display any pair of computed components in any of 8 positions Zoom with variable window size and 'zoom in zoom' Change background colors, name, and symbol display Make plot file with full diagram or zoomed window Plot simulator for most printers including PostScript Mark phases in display or plot with colors or symbols Change plotter characteristics, pens, colors, paper size Color bitmapped graphics are scalable. Built-in asistance for screen photography: Camera adjustment and focusing, exposure, color control. Functions Correspondence Analysis Choice of Ter Braak detrended or normal Correspondence Analysis, with or without computation of full diagnostics and inertias. Choice of colors for graphic display and identification of inertia and poor quality outliers. Seriation Seriation based on the first component of Correspondence Analysis with stability sorting of order Comparison plot of two seriations or with input data. Multi-swath printout of the incidence matrix with symbol options, sorted by seriation, input or alphabetical order or reverse seriation orders. Clustering Shared near neighbour clustering of presence/absence data with Jaccard, Dice, Russel/Rao, Yule, Simple matching similarity coefficients. Shared near neighbour clustering of abundance data with Euclidian, Average or Chi-Square similarity coefficients. Mixed similarity coefficients for geographic data with coordinate influence. Full and partial dendrograms and cluster type and unit statistics. Simulation Simulation of presence/absence or abundance data with optional coordinates for site or cemetery models. One or two population groups with partially mixed types with up to 9 population maxima or minima. Full control of average type richness and frequency. Social status analysis Using type ranks or type diversity or a mixture of both, assign social status to graves. Data Entry Checking, repeated elimination of non-linked types, graph- theoretic selection of connected components. A built-in report generator with sorting on all fields with long and short report forms. Built-in or external business graphics. Import from dBase, Paradox, DOS Basp and a facility to merge two datasets for data entry by several users at the same time working on large projects. Export to dBase, Paradox, DOS Basp, Simca, Spss, Bmdp, Systat Ascii delimited, Harvard Graphics and Triplot Utilities Ascii file viewer and printer with full Windows print option control. Plotter emulator for many printers. Business graphics package similar to major commercial software packages. Trilinear plotting package with graphic overlays for frequently needed diagrams. The User Interface Basp for Windows has a consistent user interface using standard Windows menus, dialog boxes, toolbars and toolboxes. Each has its own help which can be called at any time. Thus learning to use the programs is intuitive fo all those with any experience with other Windows programs. The programs are all new, with enhanced functions and many additions to those available in the DOS package. Operating systems: The programs have been tested under: Windows 3.1, Windows for Workgroups 3.11, Windows NT Workstation 3.5 and OS/2/2.1 Win/OS2 and have been installed under Novell 3.12 on a server, as well as on an OS/2 PC-LAN server. The Macintosh and others: Unfortunately, the Macintosh, Atari and Amiga markets are far too small to merit the enormous task of porting the BASP to a non-IBM compatible system. There is no economic justification for this, since the number of possible orders would not be likely even to pay for a machine needed for development and testing, not to mention the programming personnel costs. Therefore, I can support only the IBM compatible market because this has sufficient mass. If you need the functions which the package offers, may I suggest that you ask your Macintosh dealer about one of the programs which enables a Macintosh to run Windows programs. Although this solution will not offer all of the user-friendly features of a true Macintosh program, it may permit you to run the package as such. Newer Macintoshes using a Power-PC chip and a Windows emulator may be able to run the programs directly, but this has not been tested.