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The Raup coiling applet is a Java applet that demonstrates how mollusk shell shapes can be generated using a simple algorithm based on only three parameters. The user can adjust the value of these parameters and see the shape generated. The applet, as presented, is limited to gastropods and ammonoid shell shapes. It is available for download, or as a link to a web page published on the server of the Department of Geosciences at Indiana University Purdue University. The applet has already been... More
Material Type: Simulation
Technical Format: Other
Date Added to MERLOT: June 12, 2008
Date Modified in MERLOT: June 14, 2008
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Keywords: Raup, mollusc, gastropod, morphometrics, numerical model, mollusk, ammonite

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Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements: Well-tested with a variety of browsers and OSs.
Language: English
Material Version: 1.0
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: yes
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