The SurferManipulator is a stand-alone VisualBasic program for manipulation of Surfer for Windows grid files and point cloud files. Most functions require Surfer for Windows (Golden Software) to be installed on the computer.
Every now and again the latest version of SurferManipulator will be available here for download.
This file sets out the basic procedures for converting a point cloud file to a Surfer grid file using SurferManipulator, followed by various manipulations for blanking and standardising resolution for Orientation Patch Count (OPC) analyses:
The following document gives basic instructions for using SurferManipulator to calculate OPC using grid text files (made by Surfer, for example):
Example grid files for demonstration of OPC:
Remember - no guarantees that everything works perfectly!
© Alistair Evans 2008