Sunday, December 4, 2011

CasualConc beta bug fix

I got a bug report, so I fixed it.

The problem was in File Info. When exporting a Word Freq Info result, low frequency counts of individual files were sometime omitted. This was because the cells with no numbers were not skipped. So when it reached the number of types in a file, CasualConc stopped handling the data for that file for exporting. Internally, the frequency counts were stored (you could see them on the window), so I made it sure that CasualConc handle all the data properly.

If you find any problem, please let me know.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

CasualTranscriber alpha

Since the current version of CasualTranscriber is quite buggy because of the programming language I use, I decided to rewrite it in another language. Now, the new version has most of the basic functions for transcribing, so I decided to release it as an alpha version. It does not have all the functions that the current version has and is more likely to have bugs, but it is, in a sense, more stable (at least in my environment).

If you are using CasualTranscriber, especially on Lion, please try it and let me know what you think.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Lion compatibility and ...

It's been a couple of months after Lion was released.  Today, I made some changes to application so that they run on Lion (at least).  I don't have time to test all the features, so if you use them on Lion, please let me know if they work fine or have some problems.

And finally, I decided to drop the Leopard support.  They might run, but I will not test the compatibility any more (I finally upgraded my Leopard machine to Snow Leopard).

If you really need to use them on a Leopard machine, let me know.

Also, I've added a few minor features to CasualConc.  It now has a function to test your regular expressions.  Go to Main Menu -> Window -> Regex Test Panel.  This is an experimental feature, so let me know what you think.

Another minor feature is a support of multi-line regular expression search.  You can enable this on the Preference window.

I've also started to rewrite CasualTranscriber.  I labeled it as alpha, but most of the basic features of the current version are added.  It only runs on 64-bit Mac with Snow Leopard or Lion.  If you have chance to try it, let me know.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

CasualConc on Lion update

I figured out how to include sqlite3-ruby in CasualConc, so I made changes to the latest beta build and labeled it as CasualConc beta for Lion.  It is available on the CasualConc download page.  Please try it and let me know if it doesn't work (or it does).

Monday, July 25, 2011

CasualConc on Lion

I haven't been able to check the compatibility personally, but I got a couple of reports that CasualConc 1.0.x does not run on Lion.

UPDATE: As you can see above (at least for now), I figured out how to include sqlite3-ruby, so you don't have to follow this process unless the beta for Lion doesn't run.

To use CasualConc beta on Lion, you need to install 'sqlite3-ruby' and run a beta build 2011/07/21 or later.
1. open Mac App and download/install Xcode (free) [you need Mac App Store account]
2. open
3. type sudo gem install sqlite3-ruby --version "= 1.2.5" and hit the enter key (and enter the password of your account on Mac)

I will check this as soon as I can access Lion (hopefully within a couple of weeks), but I heard the beta ran after installing sqlite3-ruby.

I will also check other apps and see if I can make them run on Lion (if they don't).

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Cumulative bug fixes and feature additions to CasualConc beta

I haven't posted anything here for a while because I've been busy with developing a new version of CasualConc and preparing for the classes I start teaching next month. 

In the last few months, I added a few new features and fixed bugs (mostly the ones I introduced when I added these new features).

Bug fixes

- searching multiple words/phrases in Word (wildcard) mode using a slash (/) matched words/phrases that included searched words/phrases

- keyword was not correctly colored in the context view when searched in the database mode with File as Scope of Context
- keyword was not colored correctly in the context view when used in the database mode (introduced with the above change)
- saved results did not display correctly

Feature additions

- added positions in a file as an sort option when File is selected as Scope of Context

File info
- added standardized TTR (TTR in every 1000 words)

Concordance Plot
- you can reflect the changes you made to Concord results
- able to export selected/all plots as a single PDF file.

If you find any other bugs or want to see some other features, please let me know.  I'll try to fix bugs as soon as possible and I will try to add requested features as much as possible (unless they are technically too difficult).