has updated Aabel — a data management, processing, and charting application for Mac OS X — to version 1.5
Aabel offers worksheets, a database metaphor, 2D and 3D graphs/charts, statistical tests, multivariate data analysis methods, data processing and data filtering tools. In addition to a range of charts, the software includes built-in statistical and other numerical methods.
Worksheets are Aabel’s data store, and act as a dynamic data source for data charting and processing. The app provide tools for control of numeric data and supports numeric, text, date, time, direction, dip, strike, and cartographic coordinate data types. It has a built-in formula editor and can contain integrated map projection tools for cartographic coordinate transformations.
Aabel databases can hold any combination of Aabel worksheets, and folders for organizing worksheets. They can be created and maintained using standard Mac operating system functions such as import file, drag and drop, and click and select. Data can be charted from individual worksheets, or from whole Aabel databases.
Version 1.5 adds: 35 new chart types in 19 categories; a set of new statistics (t-tests, Wilcoxon sing-ranked test, Mann Whitney U-tests, F-test, correlation and covariance matrices, one-way and two-way ANOVA, full Kaplan-Meier analysis and logrank test); a user defined/non-linear curve fitting module, new text frame and table editors for generating styled text and tables; additional import capabilities including Excel and Fortran formatted files; a chart layers manager that allows for the creation of multiple transparent live chart layers, hot-linked to the same or different data sources; new marker symbols; and enhancements in worksheets, data processing tools, and in the graphic design interface.
A standard license for Aabel 1.5 is US$349; an academic/educational license is $249. Version 1.5 is a free upgrade for registered users of Aabel 1.0.