2. Getting started

2.1 Obtaining TREEMAP

Get the Macintosh version.

Get the Windows version.

2.2 Requirements

TREEMAP requires either an Apple Macintosh running System 7.0 or later, or a PC running Microsoft Windows 3.1 or later.

2.3 Differences between Macintosh and Windows versions

I've tried to make the two versions as similar as possible; for example the data file formats are identical, as are the menus, and most key commands. However, some compromises have had to be made in order be able to develop the software on both Mac's and PC's at a reasonable speed. Hence some parts of the interface are incomplete and rather clumsy, but I hope to fix this eventually.

In this manual the following symbols indicate comments specific to one or other version of the program:

Apple Macintosh

Microsoft Windows

2.4 Installing TREEMAP


The Macintosh version of TreeMap is stored on the "Harvey group" ftp server as a BinHexed file. Unless your ftp software automatically decodes BinHex files (as does Fetch, for example) you will need to use BinHex 4.0 to obtain the self-extracting archive TreeMap.sea. The latter will automatically extract the TREEMAP application and supporting files.


To install TREEMAP, uncompress the TREEMAP.ZIP file using a program such as XTree for Windows, WinZip, unzip, or PKUnzip, then copy the files into a directory on your hard disk. The file TREEMAP.EXE contains the program, the remaining files are support files and example data files. You can add TREEMAP to the Program manager, or if you prefer, simply launch it from the File Manager or a similar program (see your Windows documentation for details).

2.5 Background Reading

The concept of tree mapping is discussed in Page (1994). The method implemented in TREEMAP is described in detail in Page (in press), a copy of which accompanies this software. I strongly recommend that you read Page (in press) before using this program.