PODBrowser

PODBrowser Under Windows 7 x64

PODBrowser Under Windows 7 x64

Update Mon Jan 7 10:36:01 CST 2013:
If you’ve come to this page via Softpedia or another downloads site, PODBrowser probably won’t be of much interest to you. I wrote it as part of a contract to update the NTIAC NDE Capabilities Data Book, so assuming you don’t have POD curves of your own you’ll need a copy of that book to use its data (PODBrowser was meant to ship on the updated Data Book CD and use the POD curve spreadsheets from the disk). PODBrowser’s more interesting if you’re into Python development because of some its internals. On the other hand, if you’re just looking for POD curves, you may still be able to get a PDF of the Data Book courtesy DTIC.

PODBrowser is a desktop application written in Python that previews Microsoft Excel spreadsheets (versions: 2003, 2002, XP, 2000, 97, 95, 5.0, 4.0, 3.0) and produces Probability Of Detection (POD) plots from the data.  Chances are you’re not terribly interested in POD or nondestructive evaluation, but you might want to have a look if you are interested in delivering standalone wxPythonmatplotlib, and NumPy applications.  Among other things, there’s a custom wxPython spreadsheet control, an Excel to ASCII text converter, and a “open with default application” utility in there.

Also check out Delivering wxPython Applications With PyInstaller if you’re interested in distributing Python apps as .EXEs for Windows users.