Monday, November 12, 2012

Testing new version of ENMTools

Sorry for the long delay between posts/versions; my postdoctoral work took me in a direction that made it very hard to update for a while.  I'm now at The Australian National University for a new postdoc, though, and I'm hoping that I'll have a little more time to keep up with ENM Tools.  On that front, here's an updated version that fixes a few minor problems:

This update consists of two main revisions and a bit of code-tidying.  The first revision was to fix the "Resample from raster: exponential" function, which didn't work properly with scores over 1.  The second was to add some code to calculate overlaps and breadths using a different method that is suitable for larger files.  To use this method, just go to the ENMTools options and click the button for "Large file overlap/breadth".

Unfortunately at the moment there's only a perl script version available - Activestate updated the Perl Dev Kit so that it stopped working with Tkx, and I'm waiting to find out how much it's going to cost to upgrade.  If anyone out there has a working copy of Perlapp and can build Windows and OSX version, feel free.  You would have my, and everyone else's, heartfelt thanks.  We'll try to get something worked out soon regardless.

Unfortunately the issue with Mac line endings is still not fixed - I don't know if it's a Tk issue or what, but it's proving more challenging to fix than it should be.  I will keep hacking at it, though, as the line ending issue is a major pain in the ass for everyone, including me.  

If anyone out there has specific requests for the next revision, please let me know!