Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2002 15:08:29 -0700

Author: Jerry DiMarco

Subject: Re: New and Improved DCS files


Chele and the DCS committee,

Thank you for making this available in such an easy to use
format. It just became a whole lot easier to make an alphabetical
DCS. Just in case you were wondering, there are 8103 actual demos (this is
minus section 9 - Equipment and all the headers). At the top of the list
is "6H30.60 - ?", the unnamed demo. Maybe we could have a contest to pick
a name for it. But seriously, it is difficult to imagine how much work
went into this project. My hat's off to all of you who made it happen.
My old alphabetical DCS had over 5800 demos. This new one is quite
an increase. How often is the DCS updated? More importantly, would it be
possible to make the "DCS update" file available to the membership so that
those of us who have made working copies can update them instead of having
to regenerate them?


At 12:55 PM11/21/2002, you wrote:
>Ok, I finally got it worked out (I hope!). The DCS is available for
>download, in its entirety, from the PIRA website. You can choose from
>these formats:
>1. An Excel 97 and higher file.
>2. An Excel 95 file.
>3. The originial Filemaker Pro file.
>4. A comma delimited text file.
>For ease of use, I *highly *suggest one of the Excel files.


Jerry DiMarco
Manager of Lecture Demonstrations and Instructional Labs
Montana State Univ., Physics Dept.
Bozeman, MT

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