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Catching Up with Golden Software Co-Founder Dan Smith on the Continental Divide Trail

Dan Smith was looking for a challenge that didn't involve programming code for Surfer. So, he decided to take a little hike…covering 2,600 miles and lasting six months on the Continental Divide Trail (CDT). We caught up to Dan just a few weeks after he completed the jaunt and asked for any insights gleaned from the biggest physical and mental chall...
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Q&A Interview with R.A.J. Taylor

R.A.J. 'Robin' Taylor is an Adjunct Professor of Entomology at The Ohio State University in Wooster, Ohio. He has recently written a book entitled Taylor's Power Law: Order and Pattern in Nature . To illustrate the book, Robin relied on our Grapher software for the creation of 200 graphics. We recently had the chance to ask him a few questions abou...
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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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