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Did you know Surfer now has a Format Painter?

Did you know it's now possible to instantly apply the formatting of one map object to another in Surfer 16? No more painstaking hours spent customizing maps one at a time to make them all look consistent. You can now copy the formatting of map layers, limits, axes, text, drawn objects such as polygons and polylines, and scale bars, then a...
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Complex Data Made Clear - Patterns Emerge with New Visualization Technique

Recognizing subtle patterns in large data sets that were collected over many years is a challenge. Traditional 2D and 3D visualization techniques such as line/scatter or bar plots are adequate for basic analysis but fall short when one needs to detect both low- and high-frequency cyclical patterns. Dr. Richard Koehler, CEO of Visual Data Analytics,...
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How to Save Money without Buying New Software Licenses

This is the third and final blog in our series on how to effectively manage your software licenses to get the most value from your investment. In the first blog, we discussed reasons for keeping your licenses up to date. In the second, we reviewed ways to save money through various licensing options. Today, we wrap up with a look at other ways to s...
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Using Equalization to visualize unevenly distributed data

Many datasets are not linearly distributed – take the Golden.GRD file located in the Surfer Samples directory, for example. This topographic grid file has a skewed normal distribution with some outlier Z values that are 1000 feet from the bulk of the data. Therefore, if you set contour intervals for this grid file to a regular increment, many of th...
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Modeling Subsurface Layers in Surfer

Surfer block diagram depicting subsurface lithology layers
Golden Software customers work in a wide variety of industries, many of which are interested in modeling subsurface data. This data might be used for locating the water table depth, finding the extent of subsurface chemical contamination, delineating lithological horizons for cross section construction, and much more. Instruments and methods used i...
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