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ReSourceYYC Leverages Software & Data Donations to Keep Energy Workers in the Game

For the past three years, Golden Software has been a proud supporter of ReSourceYYC , a co-working space with a twist, created by Calgary entrepreneurs to help get energy professionals back into the workforce after an oil-price crash devastated that city's economy. We believe the ReSourceYYC model is one other cities should follow when times get to...
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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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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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Surfer 16 is here!

We've been working really hard and are proud to announce the release of Surfer 16! The latest version of Surfer contains a collection of great new features that will level-up your analysis, and make your presentations even more impactful. These features include an all new Colormap Editor that gives you so much more control over the graphics in...
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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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