I am working on several software projects that might
be of interest to others, particularly scientists. The software
used in these projects is available for download, but is not entirely
documented. Use at your own risk. NO WARRANTY!
SETTLEMENT_DB: Database for storing and
analyzing settlement data.
This is a database system designed for storing and analyzing marine
invertebrate settlement data.
Although it is rather specific in design, it could probably serve
as a template for designing other databases for ecological data.
The database was created using PostgreSQL
It contains a M$ Access interface for adding and editing data.
In order to use this interface, you will need the PostgreSQL ODBC drivers
Finally, there are a few perl scripts that access the PostgreSQL
database and produce nice tables or averages/standard deviations
which can be loaded into a spreadsheet or other data manipulation
The installation of the database is documented in two steps. On
the server side, installing the PostgreSQL database on the server is
Connecting the M$ Access database to the PostgreSQL database is
Download here: settlement_db.current.tar.gz
SIXPACK: A program for import, manipulation
and export of bibliographic references.
Sixpack is a program geared towards the management of personal
databases of bibliographic references. It is built using the bp
Perl package for import/export of references and uses the Tk widget
set. I am currently one of two developers on the project that
has passed through several hands over the years (the other current
developer is Michael
The project is currently hosted by SourceForge at http://sourceforge.net/projects/sixpack/
Sources can be downloaded there.
You can also download my own personal RPMS here:
You might also find pyblink for
You will also need perl-Tk for sixpack. Recently, I have had
difficulty finding decent RPMs for perl-Tk. Try here
perl-Tk RPMs - it worked for me (or use apt-get).
The perl-bp binary RPM was compiled against perl-5.8.0 (Redhat 9).
If you don't have this version of perl, it might be better to use
the source RPMs. Don't forget to recompile the source rpm's with
rpmbuild before installing. Please let me know if you have any