Matching sample in Tucson format to reference curve?
Posted: 05 Mar 2010, 19:33
I have just purchased the CDendro program. All my files are in the decadel Tucson format. When I try to match a sample to a reference curve, it appears that the sample must be in the coordinate (.pos)format. If so, how can I use my Tucson-formatted samples in this procedure?
Open your Tucson-file with the menu command "Collections/Create new collection from ...."
That will open your collection consisting usually of several members.
When you double-click on any of the members it will open in a new separate "sample-window".
That "sample-window" can be crossdated towards another sample window which you have selected as your reference.
There are other ways to get such a sample-window: You can open e.g. a .pos file or a .wid file.
You may also use a somewhat obsolete menu command Samples/Select from decadal ...file to open only a few samples selected from e.g. an .rwl/Tucson file, though I never use that way. Yes - it may be reasonable to do it when you have only one member within your Tucson file.
To get a reference or mean value out of a collection (e.g. a Tucson .rwl file with many members) use the button "Create mean value sample" when you have opened your collection with "Create new collection from..." Remember to use the button "Select as reference" in that opened sample-window when there was already another sample selected as the reference..
Hope that will get you started!