"The Specialist that Produces Awesome Graphs"
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|DeltaGraph 4.0.5, by SPSS Incorporated, is a software program that allows you to convert data into charts, graphs, and tables. It started as a Mac program but is now available in both Mac and Windows versions and files can be shared across platforms. It can be used as a stand-alone solution or to complement your spreadsheet and other software programs.You can generate more than 70 chart types and customize their appearance with legends, text, images, axis breaks, and equations. DeltaGraph is a presentation package as well. Graphs and charts can be organized into a coherent presentation and you can run an elaborate screen show. Price $295 http://www.spss.com|
|The program is not difficult but it is comprehensive. If you are an advanced beginner and have a good grasp of
computer basics and spreadsheets and are prepared for a learning process, it would be beneficial. There is a Chart
Adviser to help you select the best format for your charts, and preformatted templates that consist of place holders
for charts, titles, text, graphics, and bullets. The program has a comprehensive manual, and the Help menu is good.
Intermediate and advanced users should have no problem. If you can use an existing charting, graphing and presentation package, or are familiar with charting procedures for advanced business and science applications, you will find that DeltaGraph has a familiar feel to it and is not difficult. The interface has that Windows look and is user-friendly.
There are new chart types as well as new features.
The program was easy to install. Since I was not familiar with the program, I went through the first few chapters of the User's Guide which gives you an overview of the program. It is one of the most thorough and impressive manuals that I have seen and it is full of step-by-step tutorials throughout and not just in the first few chapters. When I first looked at the manual, I thought, "this is going to be difficult." I have some background in charting but it is not extensive. I used the tutorials in Chapter 3, though, and produced three charts: (1) a 2-D XY line chart; (2) a 3-D area chart; and (3) a bullet chart. After I became accustomed to the four views and switching between them, I really had no problem.
The program has so many features, it would be impossible to discuss everything, so below, I will provide an overview of what I thought pertinent.
|DeltaGraph is an excellent program. It is a specialist that produces awesome charts, graphs, and tables and can be used by the novice or more technical user. The program outshines others with its diversity of charts and customization options. This is not a quickie chart program. If you only occasionally create a chart you might be satisfied with the charting features found in many spread sheet programs. But if you want really creative graphs for high-quality presentations, then your money couldn't be spent on a better program than DeltaGraph.|
|Processor: 386DX (486DX recommended for Windows 95/NT
Operating System: Windows 3.1, Windows NT, or Windows 95
Memory: 8 MB RAM (16 MB recommended for Windows 95/NT)
Hard Disk Space: 8 MB
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