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PuffinPlot 1.03 release notes


  • Virtual geomagnetic pole calculation.
  • Fisher-by-site calculations can be done on continuous data sets.
  • Fisher analysis of demagnetization steps.
  • PCA and GC fits can be cleared individually.
  • R added to the available Fisher statistical parameters.

Data plotting

  • Horizontal projection in Zplot supports west-upward orientation.
  • Data points can be labelled with treatment step.
  • Equal-area plots can be labelled to avoid confusion.
  • Site equal-area plots now distinguish PCAs, demag steps, GC poles,
    and site means.
  • Current site and sample are highlighted in the relevant data tables
    and plots.
  • Sample directions can be annotated with their names in the site
    equal-area plot.
  • a95 added to site parameter table.
  • More compact default plot layout.
  • Treatment steps can be labelled with the treatment level.
  • Added suite parameter table for mean directions and VGPs.
  • Site alpha-95s can be shown in the suite equal-area plot.

Data import

  • Selectable units for custom data import.
  • More variants of the AGICO AMS file can now be imported.
  • Direct import of sample directions.
  • IAPD file import.
  • Caltech file import.
  • Better guessing of measurement type in 2G files.
  • Site location data import (for use with VGP calculation).
  • More palaeomagnetic data can now be appended to an existing suite.

Data export

  • n and a95 are listed in sample parameter file.
  • Great circle strikes and dips are included in exported data.

Bug fixes

  • Exporting FreeHEP SVG graphics no longer disables anti-aliasing.
  • PuffinPlot no longer crashes if an incorrect 2G protocol is
  • PuffinPlot will not save its own file over the original data file.
  • Cleared PCA directions no longer reappear.
  • Fixed potential crash during suite parameter export.
  • Measurement types now checked for consistency when opening a file.


  • All new features are fully documented in the updated user manual

Miscellaneous new features

  • Site calculations automatically update when sample calculations
  • Site directions cleared automatically when all their sample
    directions are cleared.
  • Warning when closing a file or quitting with unsaved data
  • Clearer error messages and warnings when reading corrupted files
  • Treatment type can be set manually
  • Site definitions can be cleared
  • Treatment steps can be deselected by dragging a box.
  • PuffinPlot will ask for confirmation before overwriting files.
  • Native file open dialog is now used on Mac OS X.
  • Added "invert sample moment" feature.
  • "Open file" dialogs now remember the last used folder.
  • Sample volume can be edited.

Other notes

  • PuffinPlot now requires Java 7 or higher.
  • PuffinPlot is now hosted on BitBucket, due to the imminent demise of
    Google Code.
Mar 1, 2015
Include JPEG figures in zipped HTML manual.
Nov 25, 2014
Added some JavaDoc.
Nov 3, 2014
Tweak default plot layout

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Updated release.properties file to version 1.02.

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Updated version number in main window and about box.

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Set version number to 1.0 and updated the ditz database.

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Final tweaks for 0.95 release.

A couple more corrections in the manual, and minor changes
to the build file (executable jar file and correct upload path).
Dec 16, 2008
Corrected typo in a bug report.
Oct 10, 2008
Changed print action to not pass an attribute set. This gets us a
native print dialog on the Mac. (I was passing the attribute set to
work around Sun bug #6633656 , but that didn't work anyway.)