PC Plot of Marathon Split Times

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Sliver runs on the Windows operating system only. Sliver itself does not require any installation. However, the Transparent PC Plot Window and Grand Tour features require Java (which is free) to be installed on your computer. Google Earth plots require the free Google Earth client to be installed. Export of plots to PDF with transparency requires Adobe Distiller, which is provided in Adobe Acrobat Professional. (Note the change to the Distiller settings to allow transparency as described on page 68 of the User's Manual.)

To download Sliver simply unzip the file below and extract the contents into any folder. Double-click on the Sliver_v1.6.5.exe file to launch the program. The Help menu offers useful tips as well as access to the User's Manual, which has detailed information on using the program. The standard cars dataset used to introduce Parallel Coordinate plots in the manual is available as the cars.csv file in the SampleData subfolder, along with other data files referenced in the manual.

NEW! Sliver v1.6.5 adds support for stacked subplots in a single 2D scatterplot window. These subplots are aligned vertically sharing a common x-axis for a Cartesian plot and aligned concentrically sharing a common theta-variable for a polar plot. The PDF export is updated to support stacked scatterplots of either fixed or variable point sizes. Outlines of a configurable color are now added to scatterplot points larger than a configurable pixel size (10 pixels by default), which not only makes the plots look nicer but distinguishes points that overlap. The tendency for the Grand Tour animation to run at an uncontrolled speed under newer versions of Java has been corrected. User interface improvements and minor bug fixes have also been been incorporated. Please see the Recent Version Change Log or page 3 of the User's Manual for more detailed information.

You can unzip a new version of Sliver into a new folder or overwrite the files in an existing folder. If you use a new folder, you can preserve your previous settings by copying the settings.txt file from the older folder into the new folder while Sliver is not running. If you have created any range brush palettes of your own, please copy them into the Palettes subfolder of the new folder.

==> Download Sliver v1.6.5 (released Feburary 16, 2018)

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Although it is included in the Sliver download, you can separately download the Sliver User's Manual.


Now available: DataTools standalone application

The popular DataTools menu functions in Sliver used to manipulate CSV or tab-delimited TXT data files are now offered in a standalone application. The download includes documentation and an executable file that requires no installation to run.

DataTools v1.2.8 removes an issue where the Add Column of Calculated Values function created an additional column. (There is no update of DataTools with the Sliver 1.6 release.)

==> Download DataTools v1.2.8 (released September 2, 2017)

DataTools Main Window