LithologyColumn 2 for Mac OSX Intel & PPC Macs
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Create lithologic logs for core descriptions or outcrop sections from tab-delimited text data.
1) Describe lithology from core or a measured section. Save descriptions as a text file from Excel or any text editor.
2) Use Lithology Column to create stratigraphic columns (edit the text files, save and use "Reload" to quickly open the new data).
3) Create several columns at the same scale (save as a PICT file or copy to the clipboard to paste into any document that accepts PICT graphics).
4) Assemble the columns side-by-side in a graphics application such as Canvas, Intaglio or Illustrator.
Open a tab-delimited ASCII TEXT file that contains the descriptive lithology data.
The information for each lithology column must be organized into a text file with 6 columns, as follows:
In Excel it would look like this:
Lithology name -text, use consistent terminology, automatic lithology types defined by lithology name.
Interval top -number, depth of top of interval
Interval base -number, depth of base of interval; (base-top=thickness of interval)
Grainsize -number, 0 to 10; values for the x-axis of the artificial grainsize (gamma-ray) log.
For example, 1=clay, 2=silt, 3=very fine sand, ..., 9=cobble, 10=boulder.
Direction of change -number, 0=no change, 1=fining up, 2=coarsening up; if blank default=0
Comments -text, optional, description or comments printed next to lithology log; 256 character length (MS Excel limit)
Create stratigraphic lithology columns from tab-delimited text data.
Continuously variable scale
Major and minor scale tick marks
Interactive measurement with mouse
Variable box width
Variable font and font size
Select from all available fonts
Data output is formatted as PICT.
System requirements: Mac OSX and PPC or Intel Macintosh computer.
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The output is a PICT graphic file that is completely editable with
many graphics applications.
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