AfterMath User Guide
Last Updated: 2/25/20 by Neil Spinner
This user guide describes the basic functions of the AfterMath Data Organizer Software developed by Pine Research.
Topics in this guide include data archiving, plotting scientific data, and instrument control using AfterMath.
This guide is written for the professional scientist or engineer (or student of science and engineering) and assumes a basic knowledge of scientific measurement and data presentation.
Pine Research maintains this user guide in electronic form, rather than printed or PDF form like our instrument user guides, because AfterMath is frequently updated resulting in revisions to the graphical user interface (GUI), as well as addition of new features. This electronic user guide presents a regularly-updated, accurate description of the features and functionality of AfterMath even as new versions are periodically released.
Each section of this user guide is maintained as an individual webpage to facilitate easier cross-linking across the Knowledgebase, as well as to provide quick, directed instructions for any given topic without needing to navigate through a single lengthy document or webpage. To find a particular topic of interest, the user is encouraged to look through the Article Contents/Section Navigation. A link to each individual section is provided below.
AfterMath software license can be found here.
Computer system requirements for AfterMath can be found here.
At the present time, AfterMath is incompatible with Apple products or operating systems, and must be installed on a personal computer (PC) running a Windows-based operating system.
AfterMath installation guide can be found here.
Launching AfterMath can be found here.
1.5AfterMath Home Screen
AfterMath Home Screen can be found here.
1.6Viewing AfterMath Version Information
Viewing AfterMath Version Information can be found here.
Archive Philosophy can be found here.
Archive Size can be found here.
Hierarchical Structure can be found here.
Archive Contents can be found here.
2.5Creating a New Archive
Creating a New Archive can be found here.
2.6Opening an Archive
Opening an Archive can be found here.
2.7Viewing an Archive
Viewing an Archive can be found here.
2.8Renaming Items in an Archive
Renaming Items in an Archive can be found here.
2.9Deleting Items from an Archive
Deleting Items from an Archive can be found here.
2.10Cut, Copy, and Paste
Cut, Copy, and Paste can be found here.
Drag-and-Drop Editing can be found here.
2.12Saving and Closing an Archive
Saving and Closing an Archive can be found here.
3Archive Data Types
A summary of items found in an archive can be found here.
A detailed description of Analysis can be found here.
A detailed description of Experiment can be found here.
A detailed description of Folder can be found here.
A detailed description of Layout can be found here.
A detailed description of Note can be found here.
A detailed description of Plot can be found here.
A detailed description of Sequence can be found here.
A detailed description of Specification can be found here.
A detailed description of Study can be found here.
A detailed description of Tabular Data can be found here.
This section covers the powerful scientific plotting features of AfterMath. AfterMath can be used to create very simple plots containing just a single trace, or extremely complex plots containing multiple traces, axes, and measurement tools. AfterMath has the flexibility to allow control of line widths, plot symbols, colors, tick marks, gridlines, and text. A link to each individual feature is provided below.
A description of the scientific plotting terminology can be found here.