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If you don't have java installed go here to get the latest version of the Java Runtime Environment.   Habread won't run unless Java is installed.
 

Installation Instructions:

  1. Click here and unzip the file inside of the same directory that holds the Habplan3 directory.  Normally, this would be the ncasi directory on your desktop.  This will create a Habread1 directory inside of the ncasi directory.
  2. On Windows, you can quickly create a shortcut by right clicking with the mouse pointing to open space on the screen.
          Then select new->shortcut and browse to select the h.bat file in the Habread1 directory that you just created.  Then double click
          on the shortcut and ...
Habread1 should now be running.

Note that the command to execute Habread1 is inside of the h.bat file.  The command is: java -mx1012m Habread1.  If Habread needs more RAM, edit the h.bat file.  To get 2 gigaBytes you would put: java -mx2024m Habread1



  Comments on New Features:

May 11, 2005:   Added capability to handle precut stands.  If the planning horizon starts in year 1, then a precut stand was cut in year 0, -1, -2 or -3.  With a 3 year green-up window, a precut stand will affect block sizes in the first few years of the planning horizon, depending on when it was cut.  See the habread manual for more. To use this feature, you need a dbf file that has one row for each stand and 2 extra columns.  One column indicates if the stand was precut, maybe with a "Y" or "N". The other column gives the period when it was precut, i.e. 0 means just prior to period 1.  Habread will generate flow data that are suitable for Habplan.  Habplan was also upgraded to deal with precut stands.  It now has this ability in addition to the alternate method of declaring "byGone" years.