- Inversion of data represented by linear algebraic or integral
equations, such as general analysis of multi-exponential decay (Laplace
inversion) or estimating secondary structure from
- Most aspects of the problem can be easily modified in small
user-oriented modules; too many applications to list here have been
implemented by users;
- Running in hundreds of laboratories with a wide variety of computers.
The methods are described in:
Download by clicking on the 7 files below and saving them from your
- S.W. Provencher: Inverse problems in polymer characterization: Direct
analysis of polydispersity with photon correlation spectroscopy. Makromol.
Chem. 180, 201 (1979).
- S.W. Provencher: A constrained regularization method for inverting
data represented by linear algebraic or integral equations. Comput. Phys.
Commun. 27, 213 (1982).
- S.W. Provencher: CONTIN: A general purpose constrained regularization
program for inverting noisy linear algebraic and integral equations.
Comput. Phys. Commun. 27, 229 (1982).
You need a Fortran compiler, except that the following executable
(gzip'd) may work on
your Linux system:
Short guide for the installation and test run; print this first;
contin-manual1.pdf (4292 kB);
contin-manual2.pdf (1960 kB);
cpc1.pdf (1009 kB);
cpc2.pdf (640 kB);
gzip) Fortran source code
(not needed if you can use one of the two
executables listed below);
or the following executable may work on your MS Windows system:
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