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What is Acycle
Time-series analysis software for paleoclimate projects and education
Time series analysis plays a fundamental role in the natural sciences. 
In growing important geoscience application, recognition and interpretation of climate signals in proxy records can be time consuming and subjective. Three reasons motivated the development of the Acycle time series analysis program: 
    (1) There is a need to broaden and encourage the experience of time series analysis in the geosciences, especially in paleoclimatology and cyclostratigraphy. 
    (2) There is a need to speed the process for the time-series analysis steps, which can be very time-consuming. 
    (3) There is a need to provide objective methods for the analysis of paleoclimate signals as reproducibility becomes a major challenge. 
We acknowledge our inspiring freeware predecessors: Analyseries (Paillard et al., 1996), Anand, and Astrochron (Meyers, 2014).

Meyers, S.R., 2014. astrochron: An R Package for Astrochronology. http://cran.r-project.org/package=astrochron.

Acycle is a comprehensive, but simple-to-use software package for analysis of time-series designed for paleoclimate research and education. 
Acycle runs either in the MATLAB environment or as a stand-alone application on Windows and Macintosh OS. 
It is an open-source package and is available free of charge.

Acycle v2.1 was developed in MatLab version 2019a. It was tested in the Mac OS Mojave (10.14) and Catalina (10.15), and Windows 7 and 10.

[1. MatLab version]:
This version works with both Mac OS and Windows. MatLab is essential for the Acycle software package. Specified MatLab toolboxes may be needed.
 [2. Mac version]:
This software is a stand-alone program. It was tested in the Mac OS Mojave (10.14) and Catalina (10.15). If the Mac runs with no MatLab, MatLab runtime 2019a is essential for the Acycle stand-alone software.
AcycleX.X-Mac-green: No installation needed.  Size: ~100 Mb.
MatLab Runtime 2019a is not included in this package and can be downloaded at: https://www.mathworks.com/products/compiler/matlab-runtime.html.
[3. Windows version]:
This software is a stand-alone program. It was tested in Windows 10 and 7.
v1. AcycleX.X-Win-green
v2. AcycleX.X-Win-Installer
Size: ~100 Mb.
If the computer runs with no MatLab 2019a, MatLab Runtime R2019a is essential for the Acycle stand-alone software.
MatLab Runtime 2019a is not included in this package and can be downloaded at: https://www.mathworks.com/products/compiler/matlab-runtime.html.
Facts for stand-alone versions of Acycle:
* If you have MatLab 2019a, MatLab Runtime 2019a is already installed
* Stand-alone versions of Acycle only needs Runtime, not MatLab
* MatLab Runtime is not MATLAB
* MatLab Runtime is free
* Use MatLab Runtime 2019a; other versions of runtime may NOT work