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PAZ Software develops specialty scientific software solutions. Recently, most applications were re-written to be compatible with Mac OS X on Intel and PPC Macs. Counter 4.5 is available for Windows and Mac OS X.

WellPlot 4 and LogPlot 5 available for Mac OS X!

Paleontology sample preparation services are available at: www.paleolab.com
Biostratigraphic services: data analysis, digitization, coordination, interpretation and charting are available at:
www.biostratigraphy.com.


Applications for Mac OS X on Intel & PPC Macs
Counter 4.5 for Mac OSX (any version) and Windows new upgrade available
Automate Multiple FileMaker Find Requests from Excel List for Mac OSX

MacOS 10.6.8 or earlier with Rosetta
Diversity Calculator 4.5 for Mac OSX
Ternary Plot 5
for Mac OSX
Lithology Column 2
for Mac OSX
Data Reporter 3
for Mac OSX
LAS Data Sampler 4 for Mac OSX
WellPlot 4 for Mac OSX
StratChart 2 for Mac OSX
LogPlot 5 for Mac OSX
LookUp 2
for Mac OSX
DipMeter 3
for Mac OSX
ShawPlot 2
for Mac OSX
Merge Spreadsheets 2 for Mac OSX


NOTE: Most applications require Rosetta to emulate the PPC Mac.
Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) and later do not support Rosetta.

Paleo data conversion available as a service.


Product descriptions and prices updated: February 26, 2014


Software Descriptions:
Icon Software Titles: Descriptions:

WellPlot 4
Mac OS X
w/ Rosetta

Biostratigraphic range charting and analysis software that reads spreadsheet data to create numerous styles of range charts, log charts, or bar charts with multiple columns (up to 600). Calculate percent data for any selected set of taxa. Pick new top/base events with cap lock down+click. Filter data with age-depth events file. Sort by top, base, age, or abundance. Build sub-sets using find. Mac OS X - Intel & PPC Macs.
Diversity Calculator 4.5 
Mac OS X
w/ Rosetta

Calculate ten common diversity indices and total abundance from spreadsheet data. Mac OS X - Intel & PPC Macs. Version 4.0, below, will run in Classic.

Counter 4.5
Mac OS X, Windows and Linux
Upgrade

Data acquisition software that emulates a manual counter. Speaks category names for audio feedback of counts. Improves data quality and speeds acquisition. Unlimited number of samples and categories. Many spreadsheet-like functions. List view and button view. Multiple windows and files opened simultaneously. Mac OS X Intel & PPC Macs, or MS-Windows (PC).
Rosetta NOT required for MacOSX version.

Counter Database
Mac OS X and Windows
Point count data collection with full FileMaker database features. The software can be customized to suit your needs, including your selection of categories to count and your corporate information and logo on report page.

Ternary Plot 5
Mac OS X
w/ Rosetta

Normalize and plot three components on a triangular diagram. Edit data! Plus three bivariate plots, statistics, standard deviation hexagons, projection outside the system, and more... Mac OS X - Intel & PPC Macs.

Lithology Column 2
 Mac OS X
w/ Rosetta
Quickly generate outcrop or core descriptions. Create stratigraphic lithology columns from text information. Use age or depth scales. Automatic 'gamma ray' log response generated from grainsize information. Auto-color and auto-pattern by grainsize!
StratChart 2
 Mac OS X
w/ Rosetta
Create multi-column stratigraphic charts from text information. Use age or depth scales. Reads interval name, top and base. Takes the tedium out of creating stratigraphic columns and time charts. Edit and save data. Mac OS X - Intel & PPC Macs.
ShawPlot 2
Mac OS X
w/ Rosetta
ShawPlot 2 plots X-Y graphic correlation and straight well to well correlation of common events from 2 wells.
Diagrams may be saved as PICT files for inclusion into larger montages.
Build your own event files or Use WellPlot 4 for Max OS X to generate event data. Mac OS X - Intel & PPC Macs.
LookUp 2
Mac OS X
w/ Rosetta
Find and plot species ages and attributes from a look-up table. Provides for interaction between WellPlot and stratigraphic databases via look-up tables. Multiple species copied from a range chart may be looked up allowing for interactive analysis of species distributions. Built-in geologic time scale. You must provide your own look up tables. Mac OS X - Intel & PPC Macs.
DataReporter 3
 Mac OS X
w/ Rosetta
Reads spreadsheet data, like the kind generated from Counter, and saves a list of the non-zero categories and their values for each row of data, suitable for printed reports. Mac OS X - Intel & PPC Macs.
LogPlot 5
 Mac OS X
w/ Rosetta
Very flexible! Plot large e-log data files. Ten curves by 12,000 points. Can be customized for larger files. Comes with LAS-DataSampler. Lightning fast data loading! Interactive curve editing, curve merging, multi-curve lithology interpretation. Environmental borehole corrections! Charts are vector graphics that may be edited and montaged in a graphics application. Mac OSX - Intel & PPC Macs.
LAS-DataSampler 4
 Mac OS X
w/ Rosetta
Read Log ASCII Standard (LAS) files and convert the data into tab or comma delimited spreadsheets. The data may be sub-sampled at specified intervals to create smaller and more manageable elog data files for use on any computer platform. Choose the curves and depth interval to save. Very handy for LAS e-log data! Mac OSX - Intel & PPC Macs.
Dipmeter 3
Mac OS X
w/ Rosetta
Tadpole, SCAT, Schmidt, bottlebrush and cumulative plots of dip magnitude and direction. Mac OSX - Intel & PPC Macs.
Merge Spreadsheets2
Mac OS X
w/ Rosetta
Merge two spreadsheets into one without duplicating column categories. It reads two tab-delimited ASCII spreadsheet data files and saves a single tab-delimited ASCII spreadsheet data file with merged columns. Mac OSX - Intel & PPC Macs.


Featured items: Counter 4 and WellPlot 4

 Counter 4.5 for Windows & Mac OS X is data acquisition and quality control software that emulates an expanded manual mechanical counter. Counter can speak the category name as it is tallied. Users report that touch-typing with speech feedback allows a 4X increase in the number of samples counted. Spreadsheet-like functions include: Add, insert, and delete for both samples and categories; Edit counts for any category in any sample at any time; Edit any category name or sample name at any time. Other functions: Add or subtract counts by 1 or 10 counts per click; Distinct audible sounds for add and subtract; User defined Interval alert (audible tone); Multiply counts above a cut-off (good for estimating the dominants while counting the rare and common). Count data is saved as a tab-delimited text file with sample names occupying the first column, categories (species names) in the first row and count data in the intersecting matrix of cells. The data file may be opened with any spreadsheet, word processor, statistics or plotting application. Text files are saved as Excel text spreadsheets. Counter features an unlimited number of counts and automatic totaling. Each time you click a category button or type a hotkey, Counter tallies a count for that category and speaks the category name. An audible tone may also be generated each time a count is tallied, and a distinct "alert" tone is generated each time the total tally reaches a multiple of the alert interval. Errors may be subtracted from any category tally (and the count total), simply, by switching to the subtract mode. Multiple data files, each in its own window, may be open simultaneously. Windows may span across multiple monitors. See detailed description for many new features.


WellPlot 4 for Mac OS X with Rosetta is a stratigraphic data analysis and charting application that plots multiple categories (up to 600 columns) against depth or sequence of samples. Data is read directly from spreadsheets. Sums, percentage and concentration data may be calculated and saved. Plot types include: multi-track x-y line plots (log style), butterfly diagrams, bar charts (log style), interval histogram range charts, range-through charts, percent events plots and cumulative data plots. The Y-axis (depth) can be scaled to depth or sequential samples. The X-axis can be normal (arithmetic) or LOG scale, and absolute or normalized. Exaggeration may be applied to low abundance groups. The charts can be scaled to any horizontal and vertical dimensions: wall-size charts to page-size charts. Sort categories by first occurrence, last occurrence, alphabetically, by maxima, by species codes or as originally entered. Use WellPlot to plot geochemical or petrological data. Mac OS X - Intel & PPC Macs. See detailed description for many new features.



Mac Classic Applications:
All software below this point requires Mac Classic (System 9) to run. Nearly all of these titles have been re-written for Mac OS X (see descriptions above), but are still available for anyone running the older system on a PPC Mac.

Mac

Classic applications Classic applications below this point
WellPlot 3.6
Mac Classic
(see Mac OS X version above)
Stratigraphic range charting and analysis software application that reads data directly from spreadsheets to create numerous range charts, log charts, or bar charts of multiple columns (up to 600 columns of data). Many stratigraphic analysis features. Interact with database information using LookUp 1.0; Analyze events with RASC and Age/DepthPlot. Edit data directly! Calculate percent data for any selected set of taxa. Pick new events with cap lock down+click. Filter data with age-depth events file. Sort by top or base age via age depth filter. Find feature allows you to add categories to the found set. Plot abundance values on curve or bart charts. Requires Classic to run in Mac OSX. 
Counter 3.5
Mac Classic
(see Mac OS X version above)
Data acquisition (and quality control) software that emulates a manual counter. Count up to 250 categories per file. Many spreadsheet-like functions. Histograms, data growth charts, etc. Speaks category names for audio feedback of counts. Improves data quality and speeds acquisition. Requires Classic to run in Mac OSX. (See top of page for OS X and Windows software)
MiniCounter 1.0
Mac Classic
Data acquisition software. MiniCounter is a limited version of Counter 3.5 that tracks only 10 categories in one sample. Requires Classic to run in Mac OSX. (No longer available).

Age/Depth 1.08
Mac Classic
Age Depth Plot 2
now for Mac OS X
(Not for sale. Age modeling consulting are services available.)

Plot event depth against geologic age of event. Built-in geologic time scales (SEPM, 1995, Gradstein and Ogg, 1996). Graphic correlation-like. Interactive "lines of correlation". Edit data: depth, FAD, LAD, etc. This product is no longer for sale. Age-depth analysis service is available from biostratigraphy.com.

ShawPlot 1.07
Mac Classic
(see Mac OS X version above)

Graphic correlation: Cross plot common events between 2 wells and plot graphic correlation diagrams. Use optimum scaled sequence (from RC-RASC) as standard section. Requires Classic to run in Mac OSX.
RC-RASC 1.02
Mac Classic
Finds the optimum sequence of ranked and scaled events from multiple files of taxa events. Use ShawPlot to cross plot events against optimum scaled sequence. Requires Classic to run in Mac OSX. 

LookUp 1.05
Mac Classic
(see Mac OS X version above)

Provides for interaction between WellPlot and stratigraphic databases via look-up tables. Multiple species copied from a range chart may be looked up allowing for interactive analysis of species distributions. Built-in geologic time scale (SEPM, 1995, Gradstein and Ogg, 1996). Requires Classic to run in Mac OSX.
Diversity Calculator 4.0
Mac Classic
(see Mac OS X version above)
Calculate ten common diversity indices and total abundance from spreadsheet data. Requires Classic to run in Mac OSX.
Dipmeter 2.0
Mac Classic (see Mac OS X version above)
Tadpole, SCAT, Schmidt, bottlebrush and cumulative plots of dip magnitude and direction. Requires Classic to run in Mac OSX.
  RDA 1.0
Windows
(Call)
Dip Interpretation for Windows & NT - Detailed information on request - call.
DigitizePICT 1.0
Mac Classic
Quickly digitize data points from graphic images, especially useful for digitizing geologic logs. Requires Classic to run in Mac OSX.
LogPlot 4.0
Mac Classic
(see Mac OS X version above)
Very flexible! Plot large e-log data files. Ten curves by 12,000 points. Can be customized for larger files. Comes with LAS-DataSampler. Lightning fast data loading! Interactive curve editing, curve merging, multi-curve lithology interpretation. Environmental borehole corrections! Requires Classic to run in Mac OSX.

LAS-DataSampler 2.5
Mac Classic
(see Mac OS X version above)

Convert and optionally sub-sample large LAS and ASCII data files at specified intervals. Choose the curves and interval to save. This creates a smaller, more manageable data file, so that most Mac/PC software can read and plot the data. Very handy for LAS e-log data! Requires Classic to run in Mac OSX.
LithologyColumn 1
Mac Classic
(see Mac OS X version above)
Create stratigraphic lithology columns from text information. Use age or depth scales. Automatic gamma ray log response generated from grainsize information. Auto-color and auto-pattern by grainsize! Requires Classic to run in Mac OSX.
StratChart 1.7
Mac Classic
(see Mac OS X version above)
Create multi-column stratigraphic charts from text information. Use age or depth scales. Reads interval name, top and base. Takes the tedium out of creating stratigraphic columns and time charts. Edit and save data. Requires Classic to run in Mac OSX.
SequenceStratColumn
Mac Classic
Create sequence stratigraphic diagrams from text information. Requires special sequence stratigraphic data (see description link) Requires Classic to run in Mac OSX..
DataReporter 2.07
Mac Classic
(see Mac OS X version above)
Reads spreadsheet data and saves a list of the non-zero categories and their values for each row of data, suitable for incorporation into printed reports. Free with Counter or WellPlot package. Requires Classic to run in Mac OSX.
MergeSpreadsheets 1.0
Mac Classic
Merge two spreadsheets into one without duplicating column categories. It reads two tab-delimited ASCII spreadsheet data files and saves a single tab-delimited ASCII spreadsheet data file with merged columns. Requires Classic to run in Mac OSX.
Ternary Plot 4.0
Mac Classic
(see Mac OS X version above)
Normalize and plot three components on a triangular diagram. Edit data! Plus, 3 bivariate plots, statistics, standard deviation hexagons, projection outside the system, more... Requires Classic to run in Mac OSX.
Vector Rose 3.0
Mac Classic
Rose and flight bearing diagrams and statistics for circular-normal data. Includes Watson's U2 test. Requires Classic to run in Mac OSX.
Watson U2 test
Mac Classic
Test whether 2 samples of circular-normal data differ significantly. Requires Classic to run in Mac OSX.
Measure 2.0
Mac Classic
Measure images and create scales for digital images. Requires Classic to run in Mac OSX.
GeoRefGrabber 1.5
Mac Classic
Convert GeoRef references saved as ASCII TEXT files to tab-delimited TEXT files. The resulting converted references may be imported to databases or mail merge applications.
DSDPtoSpread 1.0
Mac Classic
Converts DSDP paleontology data to tab-delimited ASCII TEXT files, that may be used with any spreadsheet, statistics and plotting applications on any platform. See DSDP Paleo data conversion announcement.
  GPDToSpread
previously named NAPDToSpread
Mac Classic
Quickly convert North American Fossil Pollen Data (NAPD) fossil ASCII, World Pollen Database ASCII and Tilia 2.0 data files to tab-delimited spreadsheet files. Volumes of published data freely available at NDGC.
  TILIA1.12ToSpread
Mac Classic
Quickly convert older Tilia 1.12 ASCII data files to tab-delimited spreadsheet files. NAPDToSpread will convert Tilia 2.0 files to spreadsheets.
BUGINToSpread
Mac Classic
Convert BUGIN ASCII data files to spreadsheets. 
  StrataBugsToSpread
Mac Classic
Convert Stratabugs data files to spreadsheets. 
Free with WellPlot.
  GEOSCI-To-Spread
Mac Classic
Convert GEOSCI data files to spreadsheets. Free with WellPlot.
MapProjections
Mac Classic
Plots latitude and longitude data as points, polygons, lines and vectors from ASCII data input. Utilizes various map projections and scaling. Beta version.
CounterPC DOS Point counting software for DOS computers. Put that old DOS machine to good use. Text files are compatible across all computer platforms.

Interested in the biostratigraphic work process? 

The link below shows how to use all of these applications to analyze data and make a presentation? 


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Pierre A. Zippi 
7518 Twin Oaks Court 
Garland, Texas 75044

 

email: paz@pazsoftware.com

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