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The routines are codified in Scilab which is a high level
language developed at INRIA and at ENPC,
similar in some way to MATLAB
or IDL, but distributed for free.
It also makes use of the Otsu
Thresholding plugin of the Image Processing and
Analysis Library in Java (ImageJ) to make contour
extraction from the images. In
addition the ImageMagick free libraries are needed to deal
input/outoput graphics. No specific hardware configuration is needed, the
software runs over normal PC with a processor similar to Pentium IV at 1.4 Ghz.
Provisionally, the undocumented routines can be downloaded upon demand only by
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