Become Familiar with Wavector
Operating Systems (64 bit)
Any Intel or AMD x86 processor supporting SSE2 instruction set
1.5 GB (MATLAB runtime)
200 MB (WaveForce application)
No specific graphics card is required. Hardware accelerated graphics card supporting OpenGL 3.3 with 1GB GPU memory recommended
IMPORTANT: NEW USERS MUST READ AND AGREE TO THE LICENSE AGREEMENT THAT APPEARS DURING INSTALLATION. INSTALLING THE SOFTWARE IMPLIES THAT YOU AGREE TO ALL STATED TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
Wavector is compiled into a C executable using the MATLAB compiler. It is packaged to run on a Windows 64-bit processor. An internet connection is required to install. MATLAB is not required to operate.
For first-time operation, copy the provided files into a convenient location on your computer hard disk. If you have been provided a zip file, remove the installer program using the provided password. Double-click the installer program to unpack the program and install the required Matlab run-time compiler on your computer. The installation screen will appear:
Answer any questions that appear during the installation process. You will be asked to select an installation folder. Furthermore if the appropriate Matlab Runtime Compiler is not installed on your computer, you will be asked to select a folder for this as well. Download of the Runtime Compiler can take several minutes. Once complete, locate the wavector.exe application in your installation folder. It may have been placed in a new folder called ‘application’.
Please refer to the Product Key Registration Guide to activate your license!
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The Start-Up Screen is your portal for loading wave data into Wavector and accessing program features.
The Wavector tools operate on non-directional or directional wave spectra in a variety of data formats. Wind speed and direction data can also be read in for some data. Special formatters are included for reading data from a variety of sources, including commercial wave sensors and selected WWW data archives. Generic MATLAB file formats allow the user to convert wave spectrum data from any source into a useable form. Custom data formatters are available upon request.
Data are selected for import into Wavector through the File pull-down menu. Once a particular data set is selected, Wavector will read in the data and launch the Data View module. The menu commands available from the Start Up screen are described below
Start-Up Screen Menu Commands
File Menu – for loading raw or processed wave spectra files
All Module options are inactive until data is loaded