5.0791 Announcements: Paradigm 2.0; SHARP-L (2/123)

Elaine Brennan & Allen Renear (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Thu, 26 Mar 1992 15:42:27 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 5, No. 0791. Thursday, 26 Mar 1992.

(1) Date: Thu, 26 Mar 1992 09:42:49 +0000 (57 lines)
From: Pierce@hf.uib.no
Subject: Paradigma 2.0

(2) Date: Mon, 23 Mar 92 13:06 EST (66 lines)
From: Patrick <PLEARY@IUBACS>
Subject: New List--SHARP-L

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Date: Thu, 26 Mar 1992 09:42:49 +0000
From: Pierce@hf.uib.no
Subject: Paradigma 2.0


My colleague Espen Aarseth has now completed a new version of his conversion
program for the Macintosh, Paradigma, which I recommended to fellow humanists a
couple of years ago. The first version has been very well received, and I have
myself made constant use of it to convert Greek files in TLG format for use
with other fonts.

I am very satisfied with the new version of Paradigma. It is very easy
to use and impressively fast. I have converted files of up to three megabytes
in just about a minute and have hitherto experienced no problems whatsoever.

I append Aarseth's own brief notice about Paradigma 2.0 together with
addresses from which it can be obtained.

Richard Holton Pierce
University of Bergen
Department of Classics
Bergen, NORWAY


Here is the new version of Paradigma, a text (ascii) file converter and
manipulator helpful for anyone who is working on converting large text
files such as the TLG or similar, or on any files at all.

Paradigma lets you specify a number of conversion rules, such as "abc ->
xyz", and so will do the same as a word processor's "Find/replace" command,
only much faster and several conversions at once.

New features in Paradigma 2.0 include:

Up to 256 rules in a paradigm.
5-6 times faster than 1.0 (1 Mb takes ~7 seconds on a Quadra)
Import paradigms from version 1.0
"Drag and drop to" program icon
Create standalone "Paradoids" which will perform in "batch mode"
Better "interface logic" and various minor bugs fixed
Scans itself for viruses
the ability to chain and/or repeat paradigms
32 bit clean

Paradigma is free, and and the program or Paradoids derived from the
program should not be sold or bundled with commercial products.

Available by anonymous ftp from:

info-mac/util/ at sumex-aim.stanford.edu,

or by request from the author, espen.aarseth@hf.uib.no

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Date: Mon, 23 Mar 92 13:06 EST
From: Patrick Leary <PLEARY@IUBACS>
Subject: New List--SHARP-L

SHARP-L on LISTSERV@IUBVM.BITNET History of the Printed Word

SHARP-L is a new list devoted to the history of the printed word. In
affiliation with the newly-founded Society for the History of
Authorship, Reading, and Publishing, SHARP-L means to give all of us
who take an interest in this burgeoning field a way of exchanging
ideas, information, and inquiries with other scholars in all
disciplines all over the world. Whether your interest is incunabula
or 20th-century American periodicals, literacy studies or the
economics of the book trade, library history or literary theory, this
is a list, and an organization, that hopes to bring us all together
and get us acquainted. SHARP-L can be a way of bridging the
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Patrick Leary
Department of History
Indiana University
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