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Topsoil is a desktop application and Java library that creates data visualizations for geochronologists and other earth scientists. The project is led and maintained by CIRDLES, an undergraduate research lab at the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina.

The name "Topsoil" is an anagram of "Isoplot", the name of an enormously successful Microsoft Excel Add-In with similar capabilities that now works only in older versions of Excel.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Numbers 0930223 and 1443037. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

If you are interested in learning more about Topsoil, please contact Jim Bowring.

Topsoil uses JxBrowser, which is a proprietary software, owned by TeamDev Ltd. The use of JxBrowser is governed by JxBrowser Product License Agreement You may not use JxBrowser separately from Topsoil without a separate license from TeamDev Ltd. Use of JxBrowser as part of the Topsoil in any commercial software requires a commercial license from TeamDev Ltd.

Getting Started

Instructions on how to install and first use Topsoil, along with other documentation, can be found in the wiki.

The issues section of this repository will be where individual problems will be addressed.