GPC for Windows makes the analysis and presentation of GPC data quick and easy. Compared to other commercial GPC software:
- It is slightly cheaper (by about an order of magnitude).
- It requires a far less capable computer (a 386DX with 4 M ram or above).
- It is designed from the ground up as a GPC program - not adapted from a GC or HPLC program. As a result, the menu structures and dialog boxes are (I hope) simple, easy to use and intuitively obvious.
- It is a _REAL_ Windows(TM) program:
- it happily multitasks with other programs;
- it imports, exports, copies and pastes data easily;
- it has context-sensitive help (press "F1" anywhere and see what happens);
- it is fully mouse driven, though a keyboard can be used;
- it is WYSIWYG;
- It is easy to obtain and manipulate the column calibration data.
- It offers technically better fitting functions for the calibration data than other programs (see the help file for a thorough discussion of this rather complex issue).
- It correctly performs the molecular weight transforms to yield the true number and weight distributions (again, see the help file).
- It implements Universal Calibration, both Mark-Houwink-Sakurada and Stockmayer-Fixman.
- Scientifically interesting manipulations (integration, differentiation, lines of best fit) can be performed on both the raw and transformed data.
- The data is stored as an ASCII file, so it is easy to import into another program.
- Finally, and most importantly, it offers a "De-Broadening" algorithm that removes the effects of column broadening.
If you need to Acquire data, then have a look at the Acquisition version.