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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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Display vertical contoured sections in Surfer’s 3D View

Display vertical sections using Surfer
Every so often we get contacted by users who would like to display contoured vertical sections of geophysical data, like GPR, gravity, or magnetic readings. Until recently, it wasn't possible to do this in Surfer , but with the new 3D Viewer and a little bit of data manipulation, you can! This workflow is easiest if your vertical sections run paral...
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Golden Software Takes Another Annual Backcountry Excursion

 What do you get when six Golden Software team members embark on a 4-day trek into the wilderness? Comradery, epic team-building, fatigued muscles, renewed gratitude for common comforts, an appreciation for deodorant, and of course, an opportunity to map out their excursion in Surfer. The adventure began in Canyonlands National Park in southea...
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What Are the Most Popular Commands and Map Types in Surfer?

When you installed Surfer 13, you might have noticed the request to be part of our customer tracking program. What is this? This isn’t where we track your personal data or use any personal information from your computer. What this entails is Golden Software checking to see what commands you use in Surfer. That’s all. We want to see what you click and how many times you click it. 

Why is this important? This tells us which features are used the most, and which features are used the least. The more times a feature is used, the more weight it carries when the time comes for us to discuss which new improvements to include in the next upgrade. For example, if the results show that most people create contour maps and very few people use vector maps, we may favor new features and enhancements for contour maps over vector maps. 

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