Sliver runs on the Windows operating system only. Sliver itself does not require any installation. However, the Transparent PC Plot Window and Grand Tour features require Java (which is free) to be installed on your computer. Google Earth plots require the free Google Earth client to be installed. Export of plots to PDF with transparency requires Adobe Distiller, which is provided in Adobe Acrobat Professional. (Note the change to the Distiller settings to allow transparency as described on page 54 of the User's Manual.)
To download Sliver simply unzip the file below and extract the contents into any folder. Double-click on the Sliver_v1.5.exe file to launch the program. The Help menu offers useful tips as well as access to the User's Manual, which has detailed information on using the program. The standard cars dataset used to introduce Parallel Coordinate plots in the manual is available as the cars.csv file in the SampleData subfolder, along with other data files referenced in the manual.
NEW! Sliver v1.5 provides many useful updates, including bubble charts, zooming of the PC Plot Matrix, timestamps/pop-ups/labels in Google Earth plots, mapping of values to strings in PC Plot mouse-overs or Google Earth plots, automatic following when animating in Google Earth, and much more. It also includes the updates of the functions in DataTools 1.2.7. Please see the Version Change Log or page 3 of the User's Manual for more detailed information.
You can unzip a new version of Sliver into a new folder or overwrite the files in an existing folder. If you use a new folder, you can preserve your previous settings by copying the settings.txt file from the older folder into the new folder while Sliver is not running.
==> Download Sliver v1.5 (released March 25, 2017)
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Although it is included in the Sliver download, you can separately download the Sliver User's Manual.