PC to Mac?

Andy Riddell ar3 at mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk
Wed Feb 5 05:25:00 EST 1997


>Date: Mon, 3 Feb 1997 20:18:33 -0500
>From: Robin Barclay <100066.300 at compuserve.com>
>Subject: PC to Mac?
>To: Cytometry Mailing List <cytometry at flowcyt.cyto.purdue.edu>
>Cc: Cytometry Mailing List <CYTOMETRY at flowcyt.cyto.purdue.edu>
>
>
>PC to MAC via ZIP.
>Yes - this is do-able - I have just done it the other way around.  We are a
>PC based department, but our FACSort is linked to a MAC and we acquire (and
>analyse) under CellQuest.  However, until we get another MAC we are jammed
>for data analysis - so I transfer to the PC via the ZIP drives linked to
>each (got to keep down the amount of data on the MAC hard disk), archive to
>network (PC) storage and analyse under WinMDI (results entirely comparable
>to CellQuest) as a backup analysis facility.
>However, I believe it is difficult to put files back on the MAC and have
>them recognised as a BD file readable by CellQuest.  I'm sure somebody out
>there has some software which will do just this (make the files
>recognisable by CellQuest).  If you track it down then let me know, please.
>Robin Barclay
>Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service, Edinburgh


HI Robin,
	Regarding your problem of reading PC and HP transferred file on a MAC there is
a program called FACSAssistant (MAC) by Ray Hicks at the Department of medicine
in Cambridge Which will do this. It is Shareware and he asks for a nominal fee
(£15-20 I think) for books etc., but I recommend it. It is apple scriptable and
he bundles an apple script that allows group drag and drop that automatically
converts your data.
	Another alternative is BD's own software called FACS Convert. This software
costs £412.00.


Rays Hichs web page is at:

http://facsmac.med.cam.ac.uk



If you need any more info please contact me.


Andy...

 Andy Riddell

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	Andy Riddell

 PNAC Division
 MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology,
 Hills Road
 Cambridge   CB2 2QH
 U.K.

 tel: (01223) 402 218
 fax: (01223) 412 178

 e-mail: ar3 at mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk



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