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If you have ideas about how to improve the help, report them here! Topsoil is a desktop application and Java library that creates interactive data visualizations for geochronological data. Using Topsoil, a user is able to manually enter data, or import from delimited data formats, such isoplt. This data is stored in the form of tables, which can be organized and edited by the isopllt. The table is used to create a plot which is freely explorable, and with several built-in plot features that can be toggled on or off.
Which plot features are available is dependent on the isotope jsoplot of the given table; that is, whether the data is from a Uranium-Lead or Uranium-Thorium analysis. More isotope systems will become available to the user in the future. Plots can be saved in.
Tables can be exported to. In addition, the user may choose to save the working state of their project in a. This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Numbers and Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author s and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Mqnual. Apache License, Version 2. Topsoil will run on Windows x86 and x64Linux x86 and x64and macOS x64 only.
The system must have the most recent version of Java installed. Topsoil uses Gradle as a build tool. For more detailed information on importing data into Topsoil, see How to Import Data. This will populate Topsoil with some sample data from a Uranium-Lead analysis.
A separate window should have appeared, with the plot inside of it. There should now be uncertainty ellipses surrounding the data points on the plot.
You can change the color of these ellipses at any time using the color picker next to the check box. Click-and-drag and zoom inside of the plot until you get to a position you like.
This option lets you save your current working state as a. A file chooser will appear that will allow you to select the proper file from your computer. If you are importing a. A helper window will appear containing a preview of your data.
The column names and first five data rows are shown as they would be imported into Topsoil. Above that is a row of drop-down lists with the names of each of the five plotting variables that Topsoil uses. In the same window, there is a drop-down list towards the bottom for selecting the format of your uncertainty values. The values will be in the table and editable as the format you specify, but Topsoil will convert them into 1-sigma absolute format so that you can apply different formats to a plot.
Topsoil will populate the table with the provided values. Please note that the default isotope system is Generic, which will not support any special plotting features provided for each type of isotope system. The isotope system can be changed freely from a drop-down list in the Plot Manger section, beneath the table.
This is a problem that we have experienced extensively on Windows platforms, and are researching a fix for.
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In the short term, try generating the plot a few more times or toggling some of the plot settings. Isotope System – An option based on the type of radiometric analysis produced the data in question. Evolution Matrix – A plotting feature for the U-Th isotope system with a set of isochrons and contours. Topsoil Repository If you have ideas about mznual to improve the help, report them here!
Introduction Topsoil is a desktop application and Java library that creates interactive data visualizations for geochronological data. Citation To cite Topsoil, please provide a footnote iso;lot acknowledgement as follows: License Apache License, Version 2.
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How to Use Topsoil Before doing anything, you will need to install the most recent version of Java. Download the most recent version of Java here. Run the installer and follow the on-screen instructions. Once the Java installation is complete, proceed. Using a JAR file: Compiling a JAR from the source code: This will download all mnaual the necessary dependencies as well as collect all of the resource files.
An about page will usoplot up, simply click anywhere off of the page to dismiss it.
How to Import Data When importing your data into Topsoil, you have a few options: Importing from a File —. Importing from the Clipboard: Known Issues Here are some known issues that are present in the current release of Topsoil: Plot Loads to White Screen This is a problem that we have isoplor extensively on Windows platforms, and are researching a fix for.
If you are using a non-Windows machine and experience this problem, please contact us. Although the plot will stop moving when either axis reaches zero, Topsoil thinks that the position of the plot is somewhere below zero.
If you drag away from zero enough, eventually the plot will move again. Zooming out temporarily will make that process go manhal.
Freezing in the Evolution Matrix The math required to re-draw islplot matrix every time it moves can take a while. Glossary of Terms Isotope System – An option based on the type of radiometric analysis produced the data in question.