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Demonstration data sets
A number of example data sets are supplied with the program. These allow the user to test the program, and can be opened in a spreadsheet or word-processor program to examine the way the data are organised. The hinkley_fish.csv file holds the actual monthly captures of fish collected at Hinkley Point in the Severn Estuary over a 24-year period.
Creating data sets
Data sets can be created within Species Diversity and Richness, or by using a spreadsheet such as Microsoft Excel, or many other spreadsheets, word processors, database programs etc. We recommend that you organise large data sets using a spreadsheet like Excel as this will give access to a wide range of sorting and editing procedures to ease your task.