Converting Dates to Real Numbers

RockWorks | Utilities | Coords | Dates -> Stardate

This program is used to translate dates into a decimal-style "stardate". Most typically this is used if you wish to plot date-dependent data along an axis of an XY plot, and the application requires that dates be entered in decimal format.

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Step-by-Step Summary

  1. Access the RockWorks Datasheet program tab.
  2. Create a new datasheet and enter or import the dates to be translated.
    Or, open one of the sample files and replace that data with your own. See Data Layout for datasheet examples.

    ! Click the Example button at the top of the window to load a sample file that is installed with the program.

  3. Select the Utilities | Coords | Dates->Stardate menu option.
  4. Enter the requested program settings, described above.
  5. Click the Continue button to proceed.

The program will translate the dates to decimal dates and store them in the selected output column in the datasheet.

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