PC Plot of Marathon Split Times

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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 71 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_v1.8.5.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 v1.8.5 adds an option to display standard deviation marks on axes along with the histograms and means, adds a menu function to color brush an axis by its standard deviation ranges, raises brushes in scatterplots when raised in the PC Plot, and incorporates into its DataTools menu the new features of DataTools v1.5 below. Please see the Recent 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. If you have created any range brush palettes of your own, please copy them into the Palettes subfolder of the new folder.

Note: A user reports that the Count-Based Animation function issues an error in Sliver v1.8.5 unless at least one 2D scatterplot exists. This will be corrected in Sliver v1.9 (and a few new features will be added). The v1.9 release is undergoing final testing and will be posted here by November 18. Until then, please create a 2D scatterplot before calling that function. Thank you.

==> Download Sliver v1.8.5 (released October 7, 2018)

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Although it is included in the Sliver download, you can separately download the Sliver User's Manual.


DataTools standalone application

The popular DataTools menu functions in Sliver used to manipulate CSV or tab-delimited TXT data files are offered in a standalone application. The download includes documentation and an executable file that requires no installation to run.

DataTools v1.5 adds a function List Columns by Column Number to list the column number of every column name in the input file, either sorted alphabetically by column name or in numerical order. This is useful when columns need to be selected by column number, such as when plotting data in Matlab.The existing function Add Column of Calculated Values now displays a list of column numbers for each column name for reference when the input file is selected, since the calculation formula refers to columns by number. In addition, the formula can now be saved to a text file or read in from a text file..

==> Download DataTools v1.5 (released October 7, 2018)

DataTools Main Window