Datadisc family information
The Datadisc Family of software for data-logging and data presentation
All the programs make full use of the advanced features of Philip Harris data-logging hardware: DL Plus; Universal Interface; SensorMeters; First Sense and Blue Box sensors.
SensorMeters and First Sense sensors are recognised and calibrated for automatically.
Datadisc Pt is considerably enhanced and combines the functions of Datadisc Pro and Datamass in one application besides adding many new features. It should be regarded as the definitive current Datadisc version and the one that will be supported into the future. It adds support for the Logbook range of dataloggers from Sciencescope.
Further to Datadisc Ag, Datadisc Pt now offers "derived sensors" that can be recorded alongside the sensors you actually plug in. By this we mean, for example, Power may be recorded alongside Volts and Amps. Velocity may be derived from speed; Altitude from Pressure and many many more.
Datadisc Pt also supports "zeroing" and other setting functions for appropriate sensors.(Force and Pressure sensors can be zeroed; pH can be set up in buffer solution (pH 7); Bipolar sensors such as P D can have their output inverted)
These Datadisc Pt features require an upgraded key but Datadisc Pt may be downloaded as a free upgrade for use with an previous Datadisc Ag key.
The program Datadisc has developed between 1982 and 2000 by Abington Micro Consultants for real time data-logging and data manipulation particularly in education. The program was developed initially for BBC computers.
An early manual
|The Datadisc family has developed since 1982 as follows:
Previous non-current versions of Datadisc were:
Datastore (BBC, now superseded)
Datadisc (BBC, now superseded)
Datadisc 40 (BBC for 40 track disc drives)
Datadisc Plus (BBC, Nimbus PC186, IBM compatibles and Acorn Archimedes computers)
Datadisc PP (Nimbus PC186, IBM compatibles and Acorn Archimedes computers)
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