Church Bell Ringers – How good is your striking?
Strikeometer will give you a % score of how accurate the band is and and provide an incentive to improve striking. For those interested in ringing analysis, it can also provide a wealth of blow by blow information, simulated replay of the music of the bells – etc.
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The Strikeometer S/W is designed to provide striking information relating to bell ringing. It provides a means of capturing data generated from
a Bagley Simulator. The Strikeometer can be used in conjunction with ABEL when employed in a ‘Silent Practice’ mode.
The Strikeometer incorporates a ‘Viewer’ that provides visual/audio representations of data captured by the Strikeometer (with Bagley). This can be used
in a free-standing form, away from the tower where data was captured. It analyses data in .row file format. A version of the Viewer, the
‘Text File Viewer’, is provided for analysis of data in the National Twelve Bell .txt format.
The Strikeometer has been tested using a Windows XP environment but is also believed to be compatible with Windows environments from W98 onwards.
The Strikeometer relies on the Java Runtime System being installed. If this is not already installed, Strikeometer installation will install it.
When Strikeometer is uninstalled, the Java installation will remain and, if not required, will need to be separately uninstalled.
For details of the Strikeometer configuration procedure and operation please refer to the STRIKEOMETER OPERATION GUIDE which is installed with the software..
The facilities provided by the Viewer are documented in the STRIKEOMETER VIEWER USER GUIDE which is installed with the software.
The STRIKEOMETER TEXT FILE VIEWER GUIDE documents how to use the Viewer with National Twelve Bell .txt files.
A document is also provided that describes the algorithm used by the Software to assess striking and provides a rationale for the methodology used. This
can be found in STRIKEOMETER MODEL AND RATIONALE.
The above documents can be found in text format in c:\Strikeometer\Docs together with the license agreement in LICENSE.
Although the support that can be offered for Strikeometer is limited, in the event of difficulties, please use the following contact email address:
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