Download Distance 2.2

Download instructions

Please read the below Use Agreement before downloading.

Distance 2.2 on CD or floppy disks

The Distance 2.2 installation package is quite small, so you should hopefully be able to download it even over a slow internet link. For this reason, Distance 2.2 is not normally available on floppy disks or CD. However, if you find it impossible to obtain Distance 2.2 over the internet, please contact us and we will arrange to send it on the appropriate media. A nominal charge will be made for this.

Use Agreement

As a user of this software, you are entitled to copy the program and its associated components for your own or your local institutions use (e.g., university, laboratory, department, research center). You are not allowed to distribute this software under the name Distance or any other name, singly or as part of a package, from which you derive any reimbursement.

Distance 2.2 contains routines from the Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG) Ltd library of mathematical and statistical routines. These routines are proprietary software of NAG Ltd, and have been included with their permission. NAG retains copyright for those portions of the software. NAG should not be held responsible for the contents or use of this program nor should they be contacted with regards to any problems with its use.

We, and our respective agencies, make no warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this software and its fitness for any particular purpose. In no event will we be liable for indirect or consequential damages, including, without limitation, loss of income or use of information.

Download and installation

Executable Files

We are no longer offering the option to download previous versions of Distance from the website, please e-mail us if you require an installation file for a previous version of Distance.

The following two executable files must be downloaded and installed before use:

  • [DISTZIP.EXE] - contains the executable program, installation instructions and help files
  • [EXAMPLES.EXE] - contains example input files

Note: These files may be saved to your hard disk’s TEMP directory, or you may wish to create a DISTANCE directory prior to saving.

For these instructions, we assume you will be installing the software onto your hard disk, which is most often designated by C:. You may install DISTANCE via DOS or Windows.

DOS Install

  1. At the DOS prompt, create a separate directory for the DISTANCE program and associated files, by entering the following commands: C: CD\ MD YourDirectory Replace YourDirectory with the name you want to give the directory (e.g., DISTANCE).
  2. Once you have created a directory, install DISTANCE by executing the following: a. From the DOS prompt, enter the name of each file (i.e., DISTZIP and EXAMPLES), and press ENTER. The files DISTZIP.EXE and EXAMPLES.EXE are self-extracting and will inflate. b. README.TXT is an ASCII text file containing notes and any recent changes, and can be viewed by typing the following command at the DOS prompt: BROWSE README.TXT

Windows Install

  1. From Program Manager, go to Main and choose File Manager. Pull down the File menu, and highlight “Create Directory.” Type in the name of YourDirectory.
  2. Once you have created a directory, install DISTANCE by executing the following: a. From File Manager, go to the directory in which you have saved the files, and click on each executable file. The files DISTZIP.EXE and EXAMPLES.EXE are self-extracting and will inflate. b. README.TXT is an ASCII text file containing notes and any recent changes, and can be viewed in Notepad by double-clicking on the file.

Note: If you are using Windows 3.x, you may press F5, or go to Window on the menu bar and click on Refresh to see the new files.

Installed Files

The following files will now be installed:

  • DIST.EXE, the default executable file,
  • DISTL.EXE, an alternate executable file,
  • DIST.HLP, a text document containing help accessed by the program,
  • BROWSE.COM, a file listing utility,
  • README.TXT, a text file containing any corrections or new material not in this Guide, if needed
  • Plus numerous template and example input files (designated by .INP and .TPL extensions) described in the EXAMPLES section of the User’s Guide.

Users Guide

Distance 2.2 understands and interprets a relatively simple command language. You “tell” Distance 2.2 what you want to do by entering commands and data. The User’s Guide describes the commands and the ways you will use them to analyze a set of data. In addition, the Guide demonstrates the input and output for several examples.

The User’s Guide is available in 4 different formats. It is available as a WordPerfect 6.1 file which you can download and print with WordPerfect and as a PDF file which you can view and print with Adobe’s Acrobat Reader. It is also available as both a LaserJet (PCL) printable file and as a Postscript printable file. The latter 2 files can be printed with the following DOS command:

  Copy /B filename LPT1:

where filename is the name of the file and LPT1: is the port attached to the printer.