?? Kinetics Software - Post

Brad Bell brad at apl.washington.edu
Wed Dec 11 12:51:59 EST 1996

Charlie Schick wrote:
> Hello,
> This is a tad specialized. I was interested in the software that people use
> to process (fit) their data for enzyme kinetic analysis (from linear
> velocity calculation to non-linear regression).  A survey of an enzyme
> mailing list revealed the top program was a PC-only program.  When I spoke
> to the author he said:
> ---
> What would it take to get a Mac version [of Grafit]?
> This is an interesting point. I am not totally convinced that the Mac
> market is strong enough to bother with. There is a good academic following,
> mainly in the US, but almost no Macs outside University labs.
> Unfortunately, it is your industrial colleagues who are more likely to part
> with their hard-earned  $'s. The other problem with Macs is the split
> caused by the PowerPC -- to divide a small market share into two pieces was
> a strange marketing decision...
> However, the next release of GraFit is written in such a way that
> cross-compilation to Mac is at least a possibility. But I don't intend even
> to contemplate this until the PC version is finished.
> ---
> I've already made an initial reply to some of his platform concerns.  What
> I need is not more why Mac is better but what is the prevalence of the Mac
> in the labs that do enzyme kinetics, show him a profit can be made. He
> seems to be open enough.
> Please e-mail me. I will post a summary if there is enough interest.
> Sincerely,
> Charles Schick
> Children's Hospital Boston
> --------
> Charlie Schick
> schick at reena.tch.harvard.edu
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Check out the internett page:

You will find the SAAMII program there. It has a good graphical user
interface and is available on both the MAC and PC. There is a free
demonstration version there but it is for the PC only.

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