Date: Fri, 22 Nov 2002 10:19:18 -0500

Author: Machele Cable

Subject: Re: New and Improved DCS files

Post:

Hmmm...hadn't thought of doing an alpha sort since not everyone calls
each demo the same thing. If there's more than one person interested in
an alpha sort, I can add that as another worksheet in the Excel files.

I don't know how often the DCS is updated officially, as this is my
first year being on the committee. As far as the files I made are
concerned, I was looking to update them once, maybe twice a year, which
is why I added the date in the name, so you can tell if you have the
latest version. I do know that the PIRA 200 is being revamped and this
should be complete by the winter meeting (major hint to those working on
it!), then by the summer meeting, I hope to have new drawings for the 200.

Everyone on the committee works hard, not just me!

Chele

Jerry DiMarco wrote:

> 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?
>
>
> Jerry
>
>
>
> 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.
>>
>> http://www.wfu.edu/physics/pira/dcs/PIRADCS2.html
>>
>> Chele
>
>
>
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> Jerry DiMarco
> Manager of Lecture Demonstrations and Instructional Labs
> Montana State Univ., Physics Dept.
> Bozeman, MT
>
> Our Motto: "We don't use anything the way it was meant to be used."
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