2. Getting started
2.1 Obtaining TREEMAP
Get the Macintosh version.
Get the Windows version.
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:
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.