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PaleoMac: A Macintosh™ application for treating paleomagnetic data and making plate reconstructions

Abstract : This brief note provides an overview of a new Macintosh™ application, PaleoMac, (MacOS 8.0 or later, 15Mb RAM required) which permits rapid processing of paleomagnetic data, from the demagnetization data acquired in the laboratory, to the treatment of paleomagnetic poles, plate reconstructions, finite rotation computations on a sphere, and characterization of relative plate motions. Capabilities of PaleoMac include (1) high interactivity between the user and data displayed on screen which provides a fast and easy way to handle, add and remove data or contours, perform computations on subsets of points, change projections, sizes, etc.; (2) performance of all standard principal component analysis and statistical processing on a sphere [, 1953] etc.); (3) output of high quality plots, compatible with graphic programs such as Adobe Illustrator, and output of numerical results as ASCII files. Beyond its usefulness in treating paleomagnetic data, its ability to handle plate motion computations should be of large interest to the Earth science community.
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J. P. Cogné. PaleoMac: A Macintosh™ application for treating paleomagnetic data and making plate reconstructions. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 2003, 4, pp. 34-67. ⟨10.1029/2001GC000227⟩. ⟨insu-03598432⟩

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