Dear morphometricians

I have just uploaded the new version 1.07a of MorphoJ to the web site.

As usual, the program can be downloaded from the MorphoJ web page:

This update is a switch to Oracle Java, version 8. This is not a substantial change for Windows and Unix/Linux systems, but it is a significant change for Mac OS X, where the legacy version of Apple Java 6 no longer works under recent upgrades of the Mac OX operating system, and therefore has been abandoned in favour of Oracle Java 8, which seems to work well. Therefore, Mac OS X users now should download the current version of Java from just as Windows and Unix/Linux users.

The changes in this version mean that the structure of files inside the MorphoJ folder in the installation directory is incompatible with previous versions. If you want to install this version in the same place as a previous version (probably a good idea), *you first need to delete the previous installation folder*. If you don't do this, you will get an error message during the installation process.

In accordance with these changes, there are some changes in the deployment and distribution process too, as well as updates in the software used for packaging and distributing MorphoJ. Most of these changes should not be apparent to users.

One change that will be apparent is the export of graphical output. The new version abandons the use of the FreeHEP library for vector graphics, which has caused some difficulties. The recommended way to export graphics is as .SVG files, a standard file format for vector graphics that can be opened and further edited by many free and commercial graphics software packages.

The update also introduces a new utility function serves to compute differences between subgroup averages within multiple groups (Difference of Averages by Groups in the Preliminaries menu). For instance, in a study of the evolution of sex dimorphism in multiple species, this function can produce a new dataset in which the observations are the differences between the male and female averages for each species.

For reading data from TPS files, MorphoJ recognizes missing landmarks that are indicated by coordinate values of -1.0 in the TPS file (since the update of tpsDig2 to version 2.18, see MorphMet posting by Jim Rohlf on 1 April 2015). By default, the observations with missing landmarks are excluded from the dataset, but the observations can be restored by excluding the affected landmarks (see Select Landmarks in the Preliminaries menu).

The new version also includes fixes for a number of bugs, which were reported to me by various users -- they were that many in the long time since the last release that I've lost track of them...

Best wishes,

Christian Peter Klingenberg
School of Biological Sciences
University of Manchester
Michael Smith Building
Oxford Road
Manchester M13 9PT
United Kingdom

Web site:
Phone: +44 161 2753899
Skype: chris_klingenberg

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