The latest release of Typica is version 1.7, released January 24, 2016. This is available for Windows and MacOS and source code is available to compile Typica on other platforms.
Typica 1.7 for MacOS
Typica 1.7 for Windows
Source code can be compiled for other platforms. This can be found on GitHub.
There is a Windows build which adds several minor feature additions from the previous pre-release build. Changes include the addition of threshold annotations, the ability to prevent profile translation from occurring within a set number of seconds from the start of the batch, the ability for profile translation to occur again after the translation is reset, and reading unitless data from Modbus RTU devices.
There is a Windows build based on the modbusng branch. This adds new configuration controls and a new class for communicating with hardware over the Modbus RTU protocol. This allows reading from any number of function 3 or function 4 addresses on any number of devices on the bus and supports both fixed point integer and floating point measurements.
There is a Windows build based on the extendscale branch. This adds additional configuration options for serially connected scales.
While Typica is free to download, use, and modify, there are still monetary costs associated with ongoing development and keeping the software available as well as a large amount of time required for development, testing, and responding to feature requests and other questions. There are also several features that would be widely useful that I have not been able to work on for lack of budget.
If you've found Typica useful, please consider a voluntary financial contribution in support of this work.
The form below can be used to pay whatever you think Typica is worth with your credit card.
If you'd prefer to pay by check, these can be sent to:Neal Wilson
I can also accept bitcoin at the address: 185xq2C3dbWH56n26XZKK2C4SZ6c2binei.
Whichever you choose, thank you for your support.
Most features of Typica use PostgreSQL for data storage. If you only need to use Typica on a single computer, PostgreSQL can be installed on that computer. It is also possible to run a database on a computer on either your local network or on a machine available through the Internet. Any number of computers running Typica can connect to a single database.
Supported hardware from National Instruments, Phidgets Inc., and DATAQ Instruments require software from the device manufacturer for Typica to make use of it. Hardware that communicates using Modbus RTU does not require software specific to the device, but you may require a driver for the USB serial adapter used to connect to that.