data acquisition and analysis
for the Macintosh
© Mark A. Chappell and the Regents of the University of California
|This software is free. However, it is the property of the University of California. Hence, resale of the Warthog Systems software is prohibited, and no warranties or guarantees of any kind are offered. If you use these programs, you do so entirely at your own risk. They are intended for scientific research and teaching projects that do NOT involve human subjects!|
Current applications downloads page
LabHelper X is a data acquisition program that can use several kinds of A-D converters
LabAnalyst X is a powerful, versatile, and easy to use graphical analysis program
Motion Analysis is a bare-bones 2-D motion analysis program for QuickTime and AVI format movie files
The Injection Calculator computes gas exchange in a sealed respirometry chamber
The Flow Rate Calculator computes STP flow rates from rate outputs or cumulative volume measurements
|A short 'corporate history'|
"Warthog Systems" is a set of programs for acquiring,
manipulating, and analyzing data from laboratory instruments. The
software was developed as part of my job in the Department
of Biology at the University of
California, Riverside. Warthog evolved largely to make
life in the research laboratory easier for myself and my students (my lab works
on ecological and evolutionary aspects of animal physiology).
The programs are also used by a number of colleagues around the world, and
many features stem from their requests or suggestions -- so if you try the
software, feedback is welcome.
I started the project in 1989 because there wasn't any commercial software that matched my needs. I wanted something for the Macintosh that was adaptable to a wide range of measurements, able to handle different kinds of analog to digital converters, easy to use but capable of sophisticated analysis (especially for physiological research), and inexpensive.
This last feature (low cost) is a unique virtue of Warthog: since it was developed under the auspices of my UC job, the software is technically the property of the Regents of the University of California. UC is a public-service institution (more or less), so I can provide Warthog as freeware. You'll have to buy the hardware (A to D converter, etc.), but even so, Warthog is a bargain. The downside is that I can't provide the level of support you should expect from a commercial firm. There are no guarantees or warranties, and while I'll do my best to answer questions and help troubleshoot, my real job takes precedence.