PPCMatrix is a versatile dotmatrix program for the Apple Macintosh, optimized for the PowerPC. It includes many additional features:
A description of this program has appeared in the journal
Thomas R. Bürglin (1998)
PPCMatrix: a PowerPC dotmatrix program to compare large genomic sequences against protein sequences.
Bioinformatics 14: 751-752.
The program is released on shareware basis. Current pricing is US$ 35 (checks, personal checks, or money orders drawn on US banks, or cash), 55 Swiss Francs (checks on Swiss banks in Swiss Francs) or 50 Swiss Francs (cash). Commercial companies please enquire.
Registered users will obtain a copy of the program that allows up to 600 sequences to be loaded (subject to available memory limitations). In addition, full documentation of all features is provided. Registered users will also receive bug fixes automatically by email as attachments.
This download version is fully functional, but limited to 5 sequences resident in memory. The archives are self-extracting. In addition to the program application, there are 2 files (xx.tables) which contain the translation tables and the matrixes and need to be in the same folder as the application. Furthermore, a README file is included. The program generates a Preferences file (PPCMatrix Prefs) in the same folder, if none is present.
The current version (June 2003) is PPCMatrixV1.25
Download PPCMatrix V1.25 for PowerPC
An old version for 68k machines can be downloaded here. It has not
updated since 1998.
Download PPCMatrix V1.01 for 68k machines.
To register please send an email to me. A full version of the software, as well as additional documentation will be provided by email.
Please report bugs and suggestions to Thomas R. Bürglin at:
Additional information for the program is provided here.
It is available for free. Copyright Thomas R. Bürglin.
Download Oligo Database template
This software is for recording 4-dimensional image data from a microscope using the MacOS.
Ref.: Thomas R. Bürglin (2000) A 2-channel 4-dimensional image recording and viewing system with automatic drift correction. J. of Microscopy, 200, 75-78.
It is inspired, an partially compatible (the pics stack files) with the software from C. Thomas and J. White, see their Web site.
It offers two special features: recording in 2 channels (so
can be interspersed within DIC stacks),
and correction of microscope stage slippage with an software controlled drift correction.
The hardware setup consists of a) any DIC & fluorscence microscope.
b) an ASI MFC-1 Z-axis drive and and an SC-2 dual shutter controller
attached to the microscope.
c) a Sony DXC-950 camera.
d) a Macintosh PowerPC with serial port to control the camera and the ASI devices.
e) a Scion CG-7 PCI framegrabber.
The software that controls this setup consists of 2 components:
macros, a set of macros for the Scion Image application that comes with
With this you record stacks, and 4D series.
b) Simple4DViewer, an application to view and annotate 4D series.
Instructions for operation are found in this MSWord