The file primer.doc contains a description of the programs, a discussion of the examples, and a simple introduction to each of them with emphasis placed on pitfalls and fallacies. This documentation is written in WordPerfect 5.1 to which word-processing program (or higher) you will need access if the text is going to make sense. The document is written as a wander-through presentation with implicit instructions for activating the programs.
To extract the files, just type primerz at the DOS prompt.
You will need DOS 6.2 at least to be able to do all the things available and a machine with a math-chip. The programs were written in FORTRAN 77 and C++ (Microsoft versions) and compiled on a 486 machine.
PRIMER is not a polished product like NTSYS-pc and the graphical output is crude, though effective. The material derives from my own research activities and the programs have not been constructed with a user-market in mind.
I am interested in learning how PRIMER works for you. My mailing address is
Toejnavaegen 22B S 19144 Sollentuna SwedenRichard Reyment, e-mail: Richard.Reyment@PAL.UU.SE, 12/23/94
Note: This file has been converted to a Windows self-extracting ZIP
file and a MS Word version of the primer has been added to the file.
Last modified March 24, 2005 by F. James Rohlf.