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Logger

Pro
3ReleaseNotes
Version3.11
May4,2016

Contents
QuickTimeStatement
SystemRequirements
InstallNotes
What'sChangedinLogger
Pro
3.11
Logger
Pro
3.11KnownIssues
FileCompatibility
Logger
Pro
3ChangeHistory
WhatChangedfromLogger
Pro
2toLogger
Pro
3
LabProOperatingSystemChanges
LabQuestOperatingSystemChanges

QuickTimeStatementforWindows
This3.11releaseofLoggerProisunusualinthatallvideoplaybackfeatures,includingvideoanalysis,havebeen
disabledontheWindowsversiononly.Weexpectthatvideoplaybacktoreturninalaterrelease.

LoggerProforWindows3.10.1andearlieruseApple'sQuickTimevideotooltocapture,displayandanalyze
videos.

AppleabruptlyceasedtosupportQuickTimeforWindowsinApril2016.On14April2016,severalWindowsonly
QuickTimesecurityvulnerabilitiesweremadepublic.UnitedStatesHomelandSecuritynowrecommendsthat
QuickTimeforWindowsberemovedfromWindowscomputers,asApplewillnotbeupdatingQuickTime.

WithoutQuickTime,videoplaybackfeaturesofLoggerProceasetowork.Otherfunctionssuchasdatacollection
fromsensorsandanalysiswillcontinuetowork.Installingadifferentvideotool,suchasVLCorWindowsMedia
Player,willnotfixtheissueasLoggerPro
mustbemodifiedtomakeuseofthealternatetool.

WerecommendthatQuickTimeberemovedfromWindowscomputers.

Version3.10.1andearlierLoggerProinstallersinstallQuickTimeaspartoftheLoggerProinstallation.Version
3.11oftheinstallerdoesnotinstallQuickTime.ItwillnotremoveexistingQuickTimeinstallations.

Inaddition,LoggerPro3.11willnotmakeanyQuickTimecalls,soeveninstallingQuickTimeseparatelywillnot
restorevideofunctionality.

InLoggerPro3.11,imagecaptureandgelanalysiswillstillfunction,aswillstillimageinsertandimageanalysis.
Videocaptureandvideoanalysiswillstillfailtowork.

Fortheoriginalsecurityalert,see
https://www.uscert.gov/ncas/alerts/TA16105A

ForinstructionsonremovingQuickTimefromyourcomputer,see
https://support.apple.com/enus/HT205771

VideobehavioronMacOSXisunchanged.

SystemRequirements
Basicdatacollectionorgraphing,withnovideocapture
Windows7,1GHzorbetter,1GBRAM(2GBfor64bitsystems),availableUSBorserialport,Windows
8,Windows8.1,orWindows10(32or64bit)withOScompatiblehardware.
MacintoshOSX10.8,10.9,10.10,or10.11withavailableUSBport.WerecommendthatMacusersuse
10.10orbetterandupgradetheirsystemsthroughApple'ssoftwareupdateonaregularbasisfortheoptimal
experienceinusingLogger
Pro
.
GoWirelessTemperature(GWTEMP)requiresWindows10andacompatibleBluetooth4.0transceiverfor
thecomputer.MacusersofGWTEMPrequires10.10or10.11GWTEMPisnotsupportedonMac10.8or
10.9systemsnoronWindowspriortoWindows10.
Logger
Pro
requiresapproximately200/380MB(Mac/Windows)diskstorage.About140/290MB
(Mac/Windows)additionaltemporarydiskspaceisneededduringtheinstallationprocessyoushouldhaveat
least550/830MB(Mac/Windows)freespacepriortoinstallationtoallowtheinstallationtocomplete
successfullyandretainsomespaceforcreatinguserfilesduringnormaluse.Uservideofilescanbequite
largeandrequiresubstantiallymorediskstoragespace.
Computerdisplayresolution1024x768orhigherisstronglyrecommended.Lowerresolutionsmayresultin
importantcontrolsbeinghidden
Forvideoplaybackorextendeddatacollectionafasterprocessorandmorememoryaresuggested.
Datacollectionrequiresoneormoreofthefollowinginterfaces:LabQuestMini,LabQuest2,LabQuest,
LabPro,Go!Temp,Go!Link,Go!Motion,WDSS,GWTEMP,VernierSpectrometers,selectOceanOptics
Spectrometers,VernierGPS,MiniGC,WattsUp?Pro,OhausScoutProorAdventurerProbalance.
PreviousreleasesofLogger
Pro
areavailableforspecialapplications.ContactVernierformoreinformation.
Videoresolutionslessthan1024x768arefullysupportedbyLogger
Pro
3.4.6fornonvideoapplications.
Window2000issupportedbyLogger
Pro
3.6.0.
Windows98SE&MearesupportedbyLogger
Pro
3.4.6.
MacOS9issupportedbyLogger
Pro
3.4.2
OSX10.2issupportedbyLogger
Pro
3.4.5
OSX10.3issupportedbyLogger
Pro
3.6.1
OSX10.4and10.5aresupportedbyLogger
Pro
3.8.5.1
OSX10.6issupportedbyLoggerPro3.8.7
OSX10.7issupportedbyLoggerPro3.9
WindowsXPandVistaaresupportedbyLoggerPro3.8.7
WindowsNTissupportedbyversion3.2.1ofLogger
Pro
3.WindowsNTdoesnotsupportanyUSBdevices.
Windows95andMacOS8aresupportedbyLogger
Pro
2.2.1.

VideoCaptureFunctions
Windows7,Windows8,orWindows8.1withDirectX11ornewerandOScompatibledriversinstalled.
MacintoshOSX10.8.5orbetter.
ForWindows:2GHzsinglecoreprocessororanymulticoreprocessorand1GBRAM(2GBfor64bit
systems,andatleast500MBavailableharddiskspacefortemporarystorage.
ForMac:Intelprocessorand1GBRAM,andatleast500MBavailableharddiskspacefortemporary
storage.
Routinevideocaptureandstoragewillrequireadditionaldiskspaceovertime.
Screenresolutionofatleast1024x768.
Compatiblecamerawithupdateddriversforyourtargetcomputer
Aminimalsystemmaysometimesexhibitskippedorduplicatedframesinvideocapture.Fastersystemswill
exhibitfewersuchproblems.Formostpurposestheseduplicatedorskippedframeswillnotbevisible.
GoWirelessTemperature(GWTEMP)(Bluetooth4.0/BLE/BluetoothSmart)
ForMacintosh,GWTEMPrequiresOSX10.10orneweraMaccompatibleBluetooth4.0radio(builtin
oraddon).
ForWindows,GWTEMPrequiresWindows10orneweraWindowscompatibleBluetooth4.0radio
(builtinoraddon)
Wireless/BluetoothwithVernierWirelessDynamicsSensorSystem(WDSS)
ForWindows,WDSSrequiresWindows7,Windows8,Windows8.1,orWindows10withtheMicrosoft
BluetoothDriverandaBluetoothradiocompatiblewiththeinstalleddriver(builtinoraddonradio).
CertainWidcommorBroadcomBluetoothradiosaresupported.Vernierrecommendsusingthe
MicrosoftBluetoothdriverwheneverpossibleforsuchradioshowever,latestBroadcomdriversandradios
havebeenshowntoworkwithLogger
Pro
.
ForMacintosh,WDSSrequiresOSX10.8.5orneweraMaccompatibleBluetoothradio(builtinor
addon).
ForrecommendedBluetoothradiosorotherBluetooth/WDSSrelatedinformation,visit
www.vernier.com/bthelp
DataSharing
ForWindows,DataSharingrequiresinstallationofApple'sBonjourfornetworkingsupport.Notethat
BonjourPrintServicesmaybeinadequateforDataSharing.YoumustinstallBonjourasprovidedbythe
Logger
Pro
installerifyouwishtouseDataSharing.TheWindowsinstallerdoesnotinstallorenableData
SharingbydefaultitmustbeselectedduringinstallfromtheCustomSetup.DataSharingonWindows
requires1.2Mbadditionaldiskspace.
EnablingDataSharingonWindowsrequiresenablingtheWindowsfirewalltoallowthecomputerto
communicatewiththenetworkthroughadesignatedcommunicationsport.WhenyoufirstenableData
SharingfromwithinLogger
Pro
(viaFile>DataSharing...pulldownmenuinLogger
Pro
),theoperating
systemwillpresentaWindowsfirewalldialogthatmustbeapprovedforDataSharingtofunctiononthe
Windowsmachine.
DataSharingusersofLogger
Pro
shouldnotetheportnumbertheserverisusing.Thisisparticularly
importantforusersattemptingtocommunicateviathewebapplication(viaaURLinawebbrowser).You'll
needtospecifytheportintheURL,e.g.
http://myloggermachine.local:8080whereport8080istheport
numberspecifiedintheLoggerProDataSharingdialog.
ForMacs,Bonjourisalreadyinstalledonyourmachine.DataSharingisinstalledbydefaultbutnotenabled.
DoNOTattempttochangethelocationoftheDataShareinstallation.Theabovenotesregardingenabling
3

DataSharingfromwithinLogger
Pro
applytotheMacaswellexceptthattypicallythereisnoneedto
configuretheMacfirewall.

InstallNotes
VernierDataSharingisinstalledonMacsbydefaultbutleftdisabled.InstallationonWindowsisoptionalthrough
theinstaller'scustomsetupdialog.AfterinstallationonWindows,youmustenablethefunction.Thefirsttimeyou
enableDataSharingonWindowsyouwillbepromptedbytheoperatingsystem'sfirewalltoallowthenetworkport
tobeusedforcommunications.Ifyouspecifyaportdifferingfromthedefault(8080),youshouldmakenoteofit
forallpotentialDataSharingclientusers.Ifyouchangethecomputer'snetwork,youmayseethefirewallprompt
again.
AlwaysfirstinstallLoggerProbeforeconnectinganyVernierdeviceviaUSBforthefirsttime.Thisisparticularly
importantonWindowsXPasthesystemcanbecomeconfusedaboutthestateofthedevicedriverinstallationifthis
simpleruleisnotfollowed.
Logger
Pro
2,LoggerLite,GraphicalAnalysis,LabQuestEmulator,andLogger
Pro
3willcoexistonasingle
computer.
Logger
Pro
issupportedinthefollowinglanguages:Arabic,Czech,English,Finnish,German,Greek,Spanish,
French,Italian,Dutch,Polish,Portuguese,Russian,Swedish,SimplifiedandTraditionalChinese,Thai,Turkish,
andKorean.
ThereisaninteractionbetweentheLogger
Pro
installerandTexasInstrumentsTIConnectuninstaller.IfTI
Connecthasbeeninstalledandsubsequentlyremoved,Logger
Pro
installerwillrefusetorun.ToinstallLogger
Pro
3inthissituation,firstreinstallTIConnect1.6ornewer.Youcandownloadaninstallerfrom
http://education.ti.com
.
WindowsNetworkInstallation/RemoteDeployment
AninstallerforWindowsthatdoesnotpromptforuserinputisavailablebyrequest.Thisisusefulforremote
ornetworkmanagedinstallationsofLogger
Pro
,asthissilentinstaller(packagedasa.msi)canbecausedto
runonaremotecomputerviaGroupPolicyorotherwise,andtheinstallationwillproceed.Installationon
VistaandWindows7systemsmayrequireUserAccessControl(UAC)changes(temporarily)inorderto
completetheinstallationviathesilentinstaller.SuchUACchangesareultimatelytheresponsibilityofthe
computer'sadministratorand/ornetworkmanagementtools.Wininstallandimagebasedinstallersarenot
generallysupportedasdevicedriverinstallationsarenecessarytoworkwithLogger
Pro
andpartofthe
installmsi.Writetoinfo@vernier.comformoreinformation.
DataSharingfunctionalitydependsonApple'sBonjoursoftware.Apple'sBonjoursoftwareisnotincluded
inthesilentinstallerforWindows.WindowsmachinesneedingtorunDataSharingMUSTbeinstalled
usingthefullinstallerprovidedbyCDorWeb.Apple'sBonjourPrintServicesdoesNOTsupportData
Sharing.
WedonotrecommendinstallingLogger
Pro
toanetworklocationforsharedaccess,becausethenecessary
driverswillnotbepresentonclientmachines.
WedonotrecommendrepackagingaLogger
Pro
installationforremotedeployment(asinWininstall),
becausedriverinstallationrequiresthatasecondaryinstallerexecuteatinstalltime.PleaseuseaVernier
suppliedsilentinstallerwithyourremotedeploymenttoolstoaccomplishneededremoteinstallation
scenarios.

What'sChangedinLogger
Pro
3.11
SensorandDeviceSupport
GoWirelessTemperature(GWTEMP)(OnlysupportedonMac10.10orneweroronWindows10ornewer)
LabQuestStreamInterfacesupportadded
GPSSupportonMachasbeenremoved
PalmPilotsupporthasbeenremoved
QuickTimeinstallerforWindowshasbeenremovedfromtheinstaller
Videoplaybackfeatureshavebeendisabled(Windowsonly)
ExperimentFileChanges
AddedSolarEnergyExperimentFiles
UpdatedSpanishTranslatedExperiments

Logger
Pro
3.11KnownIssues
OhausTareOperationTimeouts
Logger
Pro
reliablyconnectstoselectOhausbalanceshowever,whenusingtheZeroorTarebuttononthe
balanceitself,itispossibletoinadvertentlydisconnectthedevice.Thisisparticularlytrueifyouareusingamore
sensitiveOhausmodeland/orifthebalance'senvironmentisunstable(excessivevibrationand/ornoise).Theissue
isthatthebalancetemporarilystopscommunicatingwhileitstabilizesafterthebuttondepressifthisintervalis
sufficientlylong(thebalancehassomedifficultystabilizing)Logger
Pro
believesthebalancehasbeen
disconnected.Ifthisoccursyoumayaddresstheissuebyreducingthevibrationandnoiseintheenvironment
beforedepressingthebalance'szerobutton,useLogger
Pro
'stoolbarzerobutton(whichalertsLogger
Pro
priorto
tellingthebalancetotare),orincreasethetimeoutsettinginUserSettings.txt(contactVernierformoredetail).
DisablingAutoBehavior
Logger
Pro
3canbeconfiguredtonotautomaticallysetupforcollectionbasedonthesensorconnectedinsupportof
certaincurriculahowever,manydevicesdonotyetallowmanualsetups.ExamplesincludeSpectrometers,Ohaus
balances,Go!Temp,andGo!Motion.OnlysensorswhichusetheLabPro,LabQuest,LabQuestMini,orGo!Link
maybeusedinthemanualsetups.
LabQuestfileCompatibility
Logger
Pro
3.7ornewercanopenmostLabQuestfilescorrectly.Datacolumnswillbetranslatedcorrectly.
However,insomecasestherewillbeerrorsincalculatedcolumntranslation,breakingthedataimport.Inmostcases
5

youcanmanuallyrecreatethecalculatedcolumnsinLogger
Pro
torecovertheinformationorusefullysupported
equationformsinfilesmeantforinterchangebetweenLogger
Pro
andLabQuest.
Similarly,LabQuestAppcanopenmanyLogger
Pro
fileswhentransferredtotheLabQuestusingtheLabQuest
BrowserinLogger
Pro
.ElementsnotsupportedonLabQuestwillbeignored,suchastextannotationsormovies.
WhileLabQuestAppdoessupportcalculatedcolumns,thepossiblecalculationsaremuchmorelimitedthanin
Logger
Pro
.Asaresult,somecalculatedcolumnswillnotbetranslatedforuseinLabQuestApp.
LabQuestDeviceCompatibility
Logger
Pro
3.11canbeusedwithLabQuest1.0,1.1,1.1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,1.5.1,1,6,1.7,1.7.1,2.0,2.0.1,2.0.2,
2.1,2.2,2.3.3,2.4,2.5,2.6,2.6.1,2.6.2,2.6.3,and2.7software.IfaLabQuestwith1.0softwareisdetected,a
warningwillbedisplayedadvisingthattheLabQuestunitbeupgraded.Thismessagewillbedisplayedeverytime
theLabQuestisdetected,buttheLabQuestcanstillbeusedformostapplications.IfaLogger
Pro
featurerequiring
newerLabQuestsoftwareisused,unexpectedresultssuchasfreezing,crashing,ordatalossmayoccur.PowerAmp
andFunctionGeneratorfunctionalityisonlyavailableonversion1.3ofLabQuestornewer.Westrongly
recommendupdatingLabQuestto1.7.2ornewer.LabQuest2hardwareshipswithLabQuest2.4ornewersoftware.
Seewww.vernier.com/labquest/updates/forinformationonupdates.
Windows7
ThebehaviorofUSBdevicesafteracomputersleep/wakecycleonWindows7maydifferfrompriorWindows
operatingsystems.ForexampleaninterfaceconnectedtoLogger
Pro
(notactivelycollectingdata)maylosethe
connectiontotheinterfacewhenthecomputerwakesfromasleepstate.
Typicallythecomputerentersasleepstateastheresultofthecomputer'senergysettings.WhenLogger
Pro
is
activelycollectingdatatheprogrampreventsthecomputerfromsleepinghowever,iftheinterfaceismerely
connectedbutnotcollecting,Logger
Pro
willallowthesleepcycletostart.
IfyourWindows7installationwasinstalledfresh(notanupgradefromVista)thenyouwilllikelyseetheinterface
failtoreconnectuponcomputerwake.UpgradesfromVistaretaintheVistabehaviorandtheinterfacewill
reconnectautomaticallyuponcomputerwake.IfyouencounterproblemswithUSBconnectedinterfacesin
Windows7uponacomputerwakingfromsleep,itisrecommendedthatyoudisallowsleep,disconnectinterfaces
whendonewithactivecollection,orsetthetimetocommencesleepwellbeyondtheanticipateduseofLogger
Pro
onthatcomputer.
Intheeventaninterfacefailstoreconnect,shutdownLogger
Pro
,disconnecttheinterface,reconnect,andinvoke
Logger
Pro
again.Theinterfaceshouldthenconnectwithoutaproblem.
Logitech4000camerasarenotsupporteduseLogitech5000modelinstead.
Uninstalling3.8.4fromthecontrolpanelwillcomplainaboutanunknownpublisher.Thisdoesnotaffectupgrades
frompriorversions.Toworkaroundtheissue,simplyignoretheunknownpublisherwarningandallowthe
uninstallertoremoveLogger
Pro
3.8.4asdesired.
Installing3.8.6onsystemsnotconnectedtotheinternetANDnotupdatedsinceOctober10,2010byMicrosoft
updatewillcomplainaboutanunidentifiedpublisher.Theinstallerissignedhowever,UACwillcomplainasthe
rootcertificatefromVeriSignisoutdated.

Mac
OriginalProscopesonIntelMacsrequiresuseofRosettaemulationmode(onlyavailableon10.6withLoggerPro
3.8.7)andcanbeproblematicProscopeHRisrecommendedforIntelMacs.
ProScopeHRBmodelrequiresthelatestProScopeHRdriverfromthevendorwebsite(
www.bodelin.com
).Both
MacandWindowsusersshoulddownloadandinstallthelatestappropriatedriver.UseoftheProScopeHRin
Logger
Pro
withoutdateddriverswillexhibitvideobreakuportearing.
MacforcedsleepwillinterferewithconnectivityviaUSBtointerfaces.ActivecollectionswithLoggerProare
notgenerallyaffectedhowever,ifyouarerunningLoggerProonalaptopandclosethelid,thiswillforcethesleep
andyourdatacollectionwillbeinterrupted.Ifyouintendalongdurationcollection,particularlywithalong
intervalbetweensamples,oryouintendalongdurationmonitoringofsensorvalueswithoutcollection,we
recommendyouturnoffsleepintheenergyportionoftheSystemPreferences.
Spectrometers
AlthoughmultiplespectrometersmaybeconnectedatthesametimeandusedwithLogger
Pro
,suchuseisnot
supportedbyVernier.Werecommendthatonlyonespectrometerbeconnectedatatime.
IfyouexperienceconnectionissueswiththeUSB2000orotherOceanOpticsspectrometersafterinstallingthelatest
Logger
Pro
andrebootingthemachine(particularlyonVista),pleaserunWindowsUpdatetoensurethatVistais
fullyupdatedwithallMicrosoft'supdatesfortheoperatingsystemandtryconnectingafterupdatesarecomplete.
Vista32bitsystemsthatarenotuptodatewithMicrosoft'supdatesmayexhibitconnectionproblemsparticularly
withtheUSB2000unit.
SomecomputersmaynotsupplyenoughcurrentforSpectrometerlampsviatheUSBportconnection.Ifyou
experienceproblemscalibratingandsuspectthismaybethecause,contactVernierformoreinformationand
referenceTIL#2408.EliminatingUSBextensionsorunpoweredhubscaneliminatesomeconnectionissues.
SpectroVisPluscanhangLoggerProonMacintoshifthespectrometerisleftconnectedasthemachineboots.Itis
recommendedthattheSpectroVisPlusisphysicallydisconnectedfrommachinesthatwillbeshutdown.
LoggerProwillreporttoogenerically,CouldnotcollectfromDevice,ifthespectrometerlampisweakorburns
out.PleasecheckthatthespectrometerlampisbrightlylitwhileitisconnectedtoLoggerProifthismessageis
seen.
GPS
AtthistimeonlyGarmindevicesaresupportedwiththeGarmindatatransferprotocol.NMEAdataprotocolsare
notsupportedin3.8.4.OnlyselectGarminunitsandtheVernierGPSdevicesaresupportedatthistimepleasesee
www.vernier.com/gpsforsupportedmodels.
COMinterfacesareshownforconnectedVGPSdevices.AttemptingtoreconnecttoaVernierGPS(VGPS)
manuallyviaaCOMport(afterdisconnectionforwhateverreason)willnotyieldausableconnectionandmaylock
uporcrashLogger
Pro
.IfthereisaneedtoreconnecttotheVGPSitiscurrentlyrequiredforyoutousetheVernier
GPSportdesignationintheExperiment>ConnectInterface>GPS>menu.

VGPSconnectiontoMac10.6(SnowLeopard)mistakenlywilldisplayanetworkingdialog.UsersofVGPSon
SnowLeopardmaysimplycancelfromthatdialogandusethedevicenormallyinLogger
Pro
.VGPSisnot
supportedonYosemite10.10.
AdventurerPro
PressingtheUnitbuttonontheOhausscalemayleadtoincorrectvaluesbeingreportedbyLogger
Pro
.Usethe
CalibratedialoginLogger
Pro
tosettheunits.
WattsUp?Pro
Althoughthedevicecontainsonboardmemoryandinternallylogsdatavalues,Logger
Pro
doesnotsupport
retrievingthatstoreddata(remotedataretrieval).TousetheWattsUp?ProdevicewithLogger
Pro
youmust
collectdatawiththedeviceconnected.
MacOS10.8&10.9
UsersofMountainLionorMavericksmustuseLoggerPro3.8.6.2ornewer.EarlierversionsofLoggerProwill
notrunonthesenewerversionsofMacOS.
MacOS10.9&10.10
10.9energymanagementismoreassertive.MacEnergySaverpreferencesmayinterferewithLoggerPro's
connectionstointerfacesordatacollection.Logger
Pro
3.9andneweradjustsitsenergydemandsontheMac
accordingtoneedsoftheinterfacesand/ordatacollection.Withtypicaldatacollectionratesformostdevicesand
sensors,Logger
Pro
3.9andnewershouldnotencounteranyissue.Problemssuchasdisconnectedinterfacesor
interruptedlongdurationdatacollectionmaybeavoidedbyeitheradjustingtheenergysaverpreferencestoavoid
thecomputersuspending.IfdesiredornecessaryonemaychangetheAppNapsettingontheLoggerPro
applicationfileitself.Formoreinformationpleasesee
http://www.vernier.com/til/3190
GeneralIssuesandSuggestionsforLoggerPro3.11

Currentlyyoucannotinsertthesamemovieinanexperimentfile(cmbl)morethanonceandhavethem
sharethesamevideoanalysisdataset.Duplicatemovieswillhaveindependentdatasets.
Calculatedcolumns'equationsbasedontwoormoredatacolumnsmeasuringthesamephysicalquantity
(suchastemperature)fromsensordatacollectedusingtheLabQuestinterfacewillnotbepreservedifsaved
asQMBLformatandreadbyLogger
Pro
.Forexample,ifyoumeasuretwotemperatureswiththe
LabQuest(standalone)andsaveaQMBLformattedfilesetwithacalculatedcolumnwhichdependson
thosetwotemperatures,save,andreopenthatQMBLformattedfileinLogger
Pro
,thecalculatedcolumn
willnotworkasexpected.TheworkaroundistorecreatethecalculatedcolumninLogger
Pro
.
DonotconnecttheUSBcabletoLabPrountilitispoweredandhasgivenitsstartupbeeps.
ComputersleepandenergysettingsmayinterferewithLoggerProoperationparticularlyonnewer
operatingsystemsand/orhardwarethataremoreaggressiveinenergyconservationmeasurestopreserve
batterylife.Ifyouencounterinterfacedisconnectsand/orproblemswithdatacollection(particularlywith
sloworovernightcollections,youmaywishtoexperimentwithdifferentenergysettings.Microsoft's
WindowsUpdatecancauseovernightcollectionstobeterminatedduetorebooting.SuspendWindows
Updatetemporarilywhenrunningovernightcollections.Don'tforgettoturnWindowsUpdatebackon
whenyouarefinishedwithsuchlongtermcollections.
MetersmonitoringDropCountersensorswilldisplaythelastpointtaken.
Systemresponsetimemayincreasewhencollectingalargenumberofdatapoints.
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WhenusingaStainlessSteelTemperatureProberemotely,thedefaultcalibrationwillbeused.Acustom
calibrationcanbeperformed,butwillbeusedonlywhenthecollectionisdonewhileattachedtoa
computer.
WhenupdatingtheLabProOSonmultipleLabPros,donotdisconnectaLabPrountilafteryouclickOK
onthedialogboxannouncingasuccessfulupdate.
Userparameterscannotstartwithz.
Photogatedatacollectioncanfailindigitaleventsmodewithabadtimevalue.Thisissuealsoaffects
earlierreleases,andwillbecorrectedinaLabProfirmwareupdate.ContactVernierSoftware&
Technologyatinfo@vernier.comformoreinformation.
OnMacintoshonly,pictureanalysismaynotworkiftheinsertedimageisa.pctfile.Toavoidtheproblem,
convertto.jpginanimageeditingprogram.
OS10.10andlatersystemswithaprimarylanguagesettosomethingotherthanEnglishimpactsfont
selectiondialogs.Thedefaultfontisnotselectedorhighlighted.Usersmayselectotherfontswithoutissue
however.

FileCompatibility
Logger
Pro
3.11canopenfilescreatedinLogger
Pro
3.0,3.1,3.2,3.2.1,3.3,3.4,3.4.1,3.4.2,3.4.5,3.4.6,3.5.0,
3.6.0,3.6.1,3.7,3.8,3.8.2,3.8.3,3.8.4,3.8.4.2,3.8.5,3.8.5.1,3.8.6,3.8.6.1,3.8.6.2,3.8.7,3.9,3.10.1,and3.10.2.
Logger
Pro
3.11canalsoopenfilescreatedinLoggerLite(anyversion)andGraphicalAnalysis3.0,3.1,3.2,3.4,
and3.8.4.
FilescreatedbyLogger
Pro
3.11ingeneralcanbeopenedinversion3.3through3.10.1,butifnewerfeaturesare
usedinthefilecomparedtotheearlierversion,itwillnotbefullyfunctional.Forspecificlimitations,seeSpecific
FileIssuesbelow.
FilescreatedbyLogger
Pro
3.11cannotbeopenedinLogger
Pro
3.0,3.1or3.2.1.GraphicalAnalysiscannotopen
anyLogger
Pro
files.
SpecificFileIssues

FilescreatedinLogger
Pro
3.11containingcalculatedcolumnswiththedegreesymbolorGreekmicro()
inthecolumnnamewillnotopencorrectlyinLogger
Pro
3.3.Toavoidtheproblem,removethedegree
symbolorGreekmicrocharacterwhileinversion3.11Or,inversion3.3,findtheoryouseeinthe
columnnameandremovethe.
FilescreatedinLogger
Pro
3.3orearliercontainingcolumnnamesthatusethepipecharacter(|)willnot
opencorrectlyinLogger
Pro
3.11.Toresolvethisproblem,removethepipecharacterfromthecolumn
nameswhileusingLogger
Pro
3.3orearlier.
Filescreatedin3.11thatincludecalculatedcolumnsreferringtoaspecificdatasetwillnotopenproperly
inLogger
Pro
3.3.
Logger
Pro
3.11continuestosupportautosavefilesasasafeguardagainstunexpectedinterruptionofdata
collection.Increasingly,experimentfilescancontainlargenumbersofsamplesthattakealongtimetosave
todisk.Toremedythisin3.6.0orlater,autosavefilesarenowsavedinanewinternalformatallowing,for
example,filesthatformerlytook40secondstosave,takeonlyonesecondtoautosave.
Filescontainingcosinesquared,Gaussian,ornormalizedGaussianfitsormodelscreatedinversionsnewer
than3.8.4.2willnotopenorwillnotdisplaysuchfitsormodelscorrectlyinpriorversions(3.8.4.2or
earlier).Fileswithsuchdatashouldalwaysbeopenin3.8.5ornewer.

Logger
Pro
3ChangeHistory
Logger
Pro
3.10.2
SignificantDefects&IssuesResolved
LabQuestMiniconnectivitytoLoggerProforMacusersofElCapitan(10.11)restored.ElCapitanintroduced
sometimingrelatedissuesthatmadetheUSBconnectivitytotheLabQuestMiniinterfaceproblematicformost,if
notallusersofElCapitan.VernierrecommendsallMacusersinstall3.10.2.Windowsinstallationsareunaffected
andinstallationsfromtheCDforWindowswillcontinuetoinstall3.10.1.
PlatformSupport
MacOS10.11(ElCapitan)Support

Logger
Pro
3.10.1
NewFeatures
WeightedCurveFits

Curvefitshavebeenreimplemented,offeringgreaterspeed,moreconsistentresults,andoptionalpoint
weighting.Repeatedparametersincustomcurvefitsarenowallowed.Fitshavebeentestedsuccessfullyagainst
NISTstandardcurvefits.Youcannowoptionallyspecifyaweightingcolumnforuseinanycurvefit.
Weightingisdirect,meaningthatapointwithaweightoftwoiscountedtwiceinfitcalculations.
CorrelationValuesforAllCurveFits

Correlationsarecalculatedforallcurvefitsanddisplayedinthecurvefithelperannotationforthefit.In
thepastthiswasonlyavailableonlinearfits.
Exporttoplot.ly

LoggerProdatacannowbeexportedtothePlotlyonlinegraphingservice.Anaccountisnotrequired,butis
recommended.Aninternetconnectionisrequired.Seeplot.lyformoreinformationabouttheservice.
SavetoLabArchives

LoggerProfilescanbesaveddirectlytoLabArchives.Anaccountwithlabarchives.comisrequired.An
internetconnectionisrequired.LoggerProfilesstoredonLabArchivescanberetrieved.Atthistimeaccessory
files,suchasvideosorimages,arenotautomaticallysavedtoLabArchiveservers.

SignificantDefects&IssuesResolved
ExportCSVwithmaximumprecision
Copytextfromcurvefithelpers

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Anumberofcrashesandassertsfixed.
ExperimentFileChanges
VSMTfilesinProbes&Sensors/Structures&Materialsupdated.
EKGfiles(Biologyw/Vernier,HumanPhysiologyw/Vernier,andothers)updatedtousefilters.
PlatformSupport
Windows10Support
ProvisionalMacOS10.11(ElCapitan)Support
SensorandDeviceSupport

SoundLevelSensor(SLSBTA)
PlatinumCellConductivityProbe(CONPTBTA)
HighPerformanceGasPressureSensor(PS400BTA)

Logger
Pro
3.9
PlatformSupport
MacsrunningYosemite(OS10.10)arefullysupportedasalways,werecommendthatmachinesbeupdatedtothe
latestversionofanysupportedversion.OS10.10.1iscurrentasofthiswriting
XP&VistaarenolongersupportedseenotesaboveforthefinalversionsofLoggerProforsystemsnolonger
supported.
MacOS10.6isnolongersupportedseenotesaboveforthefinalversionsofLoggerProforsystemsnolonger
supported.
SignificantDefects&IssuesResolved
MacsrunningLogger
Pro
onYosemite(OS10.10)withanonEnglishprimarylanguagewillnolongercrashdueto
aninabilitytofindthesystemfont.
BettersupportforMac'sAppNapfeatureenablesabetteruserexperiencewhenconnectedtoaVernierinterface
viaUSBandwhenperforminglongandslowdatacollection.AppNapappearedfirstinMacOS10.9.
Logger
Pro
DataSharingserverreconfiguredtosupportChromeAppclients.ChromeAppclients(hostedon
ChromebooksorinChromebrowsers)couldnotproperlycommunicatewithLogger
Pro
DataSharingsourcesdue
toasecuritysettinginthewebserverembeddedinLogger
Pro
priorto3.9.
SensorandDeviceSupport

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SupportfortheVernierStructuresandMaterialsTester(VSMT)
Logger
Pro
3.8.7
NewSensorSupport
VernierEnergySensor(VESBTA)includingsixnewautomaticsetupsforsensorcombinationsfortemperature
sensors,lightsensors,andtheanemometer..
FeatureChanges
SupportaddedforraiseddotprintersforBrailleoutput
VESautomaticdetectionwithsensorcombinations.
UncertaintyBoxesmaybeenabledfromgraphoptions.
CommaSeparatedValue(CSV)Import/Exporthandlingoflocalizedvaluesusingacommaasaradixseparator
SignificantDefects&IssuesResolved
DataSharingcomponentforexistinginstallationsnowcorrectlyupdatedbyinstallation.
DataSharingWebAppupdatedtoversion1.4supportingIE11browsers.
DataSharingdisplayofscientificnotationcorrected.
Anassertforamissingaccessibilitystringcorrected/avoided.
Displaylargertextforhelperobjecttextnowprovidesalargerfont.
MotionEncoderCartcannowbeusedwithmotiondetectorexperiments.

Logger
Pro
3.8.6.2
OperatingSystemSupport
Windows8.1issupported.
MacOS10.9(Mavericks)issupported.
NewSensorSupport
PARBTA,PARSensor
VSPEM,VernierEmissionsSpectrometer

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VSPUVVernierUVVISSpectrometer
VDSECVernierMotionEncoderSystem
FeatureChanges
UpgradesDataSharingWebApplicationtoversion1.3nowsupportingusewithInternetExplorer10.
UpdatestopublishedPhysicswithVernierexperimentfiles.
SignificantDefects&IssuesResolved
GreekBloodPressurefilesfullytranslated.
ConsistentCSVexport/importlocalizationsupport.
DatasetorderpresentationfromDataSharingmoreconsistent.
Bettertoolbarappearanceinlocalizedversions.

Logger
Pro
3.8.6.1
OperatingSystemSupport
Windows8issupported.
NewSensorSupport
ODOBTA(OpticalDissolvedOxygen)issupported.
FeatureChanges
GoogleMapsExportnowusesversion3oftheGoogleMapsAPI.Largedatasetexporthasbettercapacityand
renderingperformancesupport.
AdditionalsensorsupportingexperimentfilesincludedforGoniometer(GNMBTA),VernierProjectileLauncher
(VPL),andInstrumentationAmplifier(INABTA)inthesensorfolderofexperiments.Thefilessupportuseofthe
GoniometerinEMGexperiments,theINAwithhighandlowpasssignalfiltering,andtheTimeofFlight
experimentwiththeVPL.
SignificantDefects&IssuesResolved
Mostoftenuseddialogswithnumericfieldsnowvalidateuserinputimmediatelyratherthanafterthedialogis
closedpreventinginvalidinputsandmoretimelyfeedback.
DCUdialognowmaybeenteredwithoutconnectedsensorsforimprovedusabilityanduserexperimentation.

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ImprovedDataSharingperformanceforsomescenarios.
NumerousVideoCapturedefectsresolved.
BetterdefaultsforwavelengthrangeandotherspectrometersettingsforSpectroVislineofspectrometers.
Zeroingtwoormoresensorsnolongercausessensorreinitialization.
Over150otherissuesresolved.

Logger
Pro
3.8.6
OperatingSystemSupport
Windows8isprovisionallysupported.Logger
Pro
3.8.6hasbeentestedwithprereleaseversionsofWindows8
andnosignificantissueshavebeenfound.
MacOS10.8(MountainLion)issupported.Logger
Pro
3.8.6hasbeentestedthereleased10.8.FullScreenmodeis
supported.GatekeeperwillidentifytheinstallerpackageandexecutableasauthoredbyVernierSoftware&
Technology.
NewFeatures
EnhancedDCUcontroltosupportSTEMactivities.
DigitalFiltering(reducenoiseinsensordata)
OptionalSupportforVernierDataSharing(aspartofVernier'sConnectedScienceSystem)
NewSensorSupport
EthanolSensorallowsexperimentsinanaerobicrespiration.
PyranometersupportsmeasuringsolarradiationinWatts/MeterSquared
NewLanguageSupport
Danish,Finnish,andTurkisharenowavailableforLogger
Pro
.

Logger
Pro
3.8.5.1
SignificantDefects&IssuesResolved
Logger
Pro
3.8.5.1correctsregressionsinbehaviorintroducedby3.8.5forLabProusersdoingrepeatedcollection
runswithsomesensors,orinsomeinstancessimplystoppingthecollectionusingtheLabPro.
.In3.8.5,repeatedcollectionswithdigitalsensors(RadiationMonitororDropCounter)pluggedintotheLabPro
woulddroptheconnectiontothesensororsometimestheLabProattheendofacollect.Thisdefectalsowould
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causeaminorlivereadoutglitchwiththeLabProandtheDualRangeForcesensorwherespuriousreadingswere
visibleafterthecollectionended.Andlastly,someMotionDetectorconfigurationsandusagepatternscouldcause
problemswiththeliveaudiofeedbackclicksfromtheMotionDetector.Alloftheseissuesstemmedfromasingle
defectin3.8.5andarecorrectedin3.8.5.1.

Logger
Pro
3.8.5
New/ChangedDevice/Interface/SensorSupport
LabQuest2isfirstsupported.
LabQuestMiniFirmwareUpgradeto1.85forbettersupportofChemicalPolarimeter,DiffractionApparatus,
andProjectileLauncherreleasedaftertheinitialreleaseoftheLabQuestMini.
DiffractionApparatus
NewLanguageSupport

Inadditiontotheprior13languages,2additionallanguagesarenowsupported:
Swedish
Greek

Logger
Pro
3.8.4.2
NewDevice/Interface/SensorSupport
SupportsnewChemicalPolarimeter(CHEMPOL)
SupportsConstantCurrentSystem(CCSBTA)
SupportsnewProjectileLauncher(VPL)
NewFeatures
Newcosinesquaredcurvefit
SignificantDefects&IssuesResolved
Ohausbalanceconnectivitymademorereliableanddeterministic.
NewComputerOperatingSystemSupport
MacOSX10.7(Lion)Supported

Logger
Pro
3.8.4
NewDevice/Interface/SensorSupport

ImprovedWDSSBluetoothSupportnewerBroadcom(Widcomm)Bluetoothradiossupport.
SupportsnewAnemometer
SupportsnewMeltStation
Supportsnew30VVoltageProbe
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NewFeatures
DataMarks/Tags

DataMarksenableannotationsofdataeventsduringatimebaseddatacollection.DataMarksareassociatedwith
theactualdatacell(s)takenattheuserselectedtimeduringthecollection.Suchmarkersmightforinstancebe
associatedwithachangeofphaseduringameltingsessionwiththenewMeltStationoranyothersensorwhereyou
maywishtonoteaneventduringthecollection.Pressthe<d>keyduringadatacollectionplacesaDataMarkand
displaysanassociatedhelperboxforfurtheruse.Doubleclickingtheassociatedhelperboxallowsyoutoentertext
associatedwiththatmark.
DataTaggingenablesannotationsofaspecificsampleorrangesofsamplesafteracollectionorforcollections
utilizingnontimebasedmodes.SimilartoDataMarks,DataTaggingcanassociateadditionalinformationwith
specificsamples.Totagasampleorrangeofsamples,selectthesampleorrangefromthegrapheddataandthen
pressthe<d>key.Youmayalsoselectadatasamplerangefromthedatatableifyouwish.
NotethatDataMarkersandTagsaredistinctfromtextannotationsinthattheMarkorTagisassociatedwitha
distinctsampleinthedatatableandnotjustalocationonagraphasisthecasefortextannotations.UseData
Marksaspartofatimebasedcollectionduringthecollection.UseDataTagsafteracollection.DataMarksmaybe
distinguishedbyasmallblacktrianglerenderedatthetoprightofthehelperbox.
DataMarker/Tagtextmaybeenteredbydoubleclickingonthemarkerhelperboxandenteringdesiredtextinthe
providedfield.
VideoAnalysisEnhancements

Morevideoanalysisoptionsareavailable.Videoframesmaybeskippedwhileaddingpoints.Thefirstpoint
markedmaysettimezero.Centerofmassstudiescanbedonewithvideoanalysis.
OtherChanges
TheLogger
Pro
Windowsinstallerhasbeenrewrittentobettersupportinternationalorsecondlanguage
installations,enablebetterWindowssupportofBroadcombasedBluetoothradios,enablebetterinstallerbehavior
whenthesameornewerversionofQuickTimeisalreadyinstalled,rectifysomedriverissuesthatplaguesomeXP
installations,andprovideMSIbasedsilentinstallationforimprovedremote/networkmanageddeploymentusage.
Czech,Dutch,andPolishwereaddedassupportedlanguages.

Logger
Pro
3.8.3
NewDevice/Interface/SensorSupport
LatestVGPSdevices(MTK)Support
OceanOpticsSpectrometerssupportedonWindows7andVista64bitoperatingsystems.
DropCounterAutomaticConfigurationFeatureAdded
OtherChanges

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ForthefirsttimebothEnglishandinternationalversionsofLoggerPro3areconcurrentlyreleased.Englishusersin
mostcaseswillnotnoticeanydifference.However,ifanEnglishuserwishestoenableoneormoreavailable
alternatelanguagessuchasSpanishorFrenchalongwithEnglishitisrelativelysimpletodosobycreating
additionaldesktopshortcutsthatspecifya/LangparametertotheLoggerPro3executable.Forexample,Spanish
LoggerPro3onanEnglishsystemmaybeenabledviaacopyoftheregulardesktopshortcutandadding
/Lang=estotheTargetlineintheshortcut.contactVernierformoreinformation.
Currentinternationaluserswillenjoymoretimelyandseamlesssupportoftheirnativelanguageontheirchoiceof
Windowsoperatingsystems(InternationalLogger
Pro
3isnotsupportedonMacOSX)Internationaluserswishing
toalsoaccesstheEnglishversion(orotherinstalledlanguages)ofLogger
Pro
3ontheirnativesystemsmaydoso
bycreatinganadditionalshortcut(s)asabove(e.g./Lang=enforEnglish).Logger
Pro
3.8.3replacesallprior
versionsofLogger
Pro
International.
Graphingoptimizedforuserentereddatawhennointerfaceisconnectednoconnectinglinesaredrawnandthe
scaleissetto0to10.

Logger
Pro
3.8.2
NewDevice/Interface/SensorSupport

VernierLabQuestMini(seetheVernierwebsiteformoreinformation:
http://www.vernier.com/lqmini
)
SpectroVisPlus
Windows764bitoperatingsystemssupport.
MacOSX10.6(SnowLeopard)support.

OtherChanges
ThelocationforExperimenttemplatesandexamplesischangedfor3.8.2tomeshwithoperatingsystemsproviding
aCommonApplicationDatalocationandavoidproblematicautomaticWindowsbehaviorlikeShadowCopies
resultingfromLoggerProwritingtoProgramFilesroutinelyoutsideoftheinstallationprocess.Asaresult,first
timeopenswilldefaulttotheCommonApplicationDatalocation(whichvariesbyOperatingSystem)foraccessto
theprovidedExperiments.NewusersofLoggerProwillnotnoticethischangehowever,longtimeusersofLogger
ProwillnolongerfindtheExperimentsfolderintheProgramFilesorApplicationsfolders.Thenew
locationsare:
/Library/ApplicationSupport/Logger
Pro
forMacOSX
[StartupDriveLetter]:\DocumentsandSettings\AllUsers\ApplicationData\Vernier\LoggerPro3\{language
code}forWindowsXP
[StartupDriveLetter]:\ProgramData\Vernier\LoggerPro3\{languagecode}forVista&Windows7systems

FortheconvenienceoflongtimeusersofLogger
Pro
3,analiasorshortcutthatpointstotheExperimentsfolder
maystillbefoundintheProgramFilesorApplicationsfolder.

Logger
Pro
3.8
NewDevice/Interface/SensorSupport
VernierMiniGC(seetheVernierwebsite
http://www.vernier.com/probes/gcmini.html
formore
information)
LabQuestFunctionGenerator(withLabQuest1.3)
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LabQuestPowerAmplifier(withLabQuest1.3)
VernierVGPSPL
WattsUp?Pro
Windows7&MacOSX10.6OSProvisionalSupport
LoggerProisnowprovisionallysupportedonWindows732bitand64bitOSandMacOSX10.6(Snow
Leopard)Notethat10.6isonlyavailableonIntelarchitectureMacs.LoggerPro3.8wastestedon
prereleaseversionsofbothWindows7andMacOSX10.6andfoundtobecompatible.Itispossible
howeverthatfinalreleasedversionsoftheseoperatingsystemsfromMicrosoftandApplecouldintroduce
changesfromtheprereleasedversionstestedduringLoggerPro3.8developmentandevaluationthatcould
bedetrimentaltoLoggerPro3.8'soperation.Windows7andMacOSX10.6usersarecautionedto
performtheirownevaluationofLoggerPro3.8onthereleasedversionsoftheseoperatingsystemspriorto
committingtoanylargescaledeploymentsofLoggerPro3.8onthesenewoperatingsystems.
NewFeatures
PeakAreaMeasurement(PeakIntegration)WhenyouchoosePeakIntegrationfromtheAnalyzemenu,a
dialogwillbedisplayed.UsethegraphinthePeakIntegrationdialogtoselecttheleftandrightboundariesof
thepeakyouwanttointegrate.Youcanautoscale,zoomin,andzoomoutusingthebuttons.Thisfeature
primarilysupportstheanalysisofchromatographsfromtheVernierMiniGasChromatograph(GC)
FunctionGenerationwithconnected1.3LabQuest.TosetuptheFunctionGenerator,opentheLabQuest
sensordialogbyclickingtheLabQuesticoninthetoolbarorchoosingSetUpSensors>LabQuestfromthe
Experimentmenu.
PowerAmplificationwithconnected1.3LabQuestandVernier'sPAMP.TosetupthePowerAmplifier,
connectPAMPtoLabQuestandthenopentheLabQuestsensordialogbyclickingtheLabQuesticoninthe
toolbarorchoosingSetUpSensors>LabQuestfromtheExperimentmenu.
SignificantDefects&IssuesResolved
Inpriorreleases,unpluggingdeviceswouldnotremovethemfromtheLiveReadoutbarundersomeconditions.
Thiscouldconfusesomeusersthatdidnotalwayscarefullydisconnectandconnectdevicesatthebeginningand
endofLoggerProsessions.DevicesignaturesfromthelowlevelAPIwerecorrectedtomatchwhatLoggerPro
expectedinthesecasessothattheconfusingbehaviornolongeroccurs.
In3.7,VGPSusersofLoggerProintheeasternhemispherecouldencounterlongitudesthatwereincorrectlysigned.
Suchuserswouldhavetointroducecalculatedcolumnstocorrectthesignpriortousingsuchdata.LoggerPro3.8
correctsthiserror.
Usingaheatpulser(HPBTD)withthe1.2LabQuestinterfaceattachedtoLoggerPro3.7didnotwork.Usinga1.3
LabQuestinterfacewithLoggerPro3.8correctsissueswiththeheatpulserviatheLabQuestinterface.LabProusers
areunaffected.
LabProusersattemptingtoupgradeLabProfirmwarewithLogger
Pro
3.7overthewirefirmwareupdateswould
failwithanassert.TheissueiscorrectedinLogger
Pro
3.8.NotethatupgradesareenforcedforLabProfirmware
olderthan6.26.

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Logger
Pro
3.7
NewDevice/Interface/SensorSupport
LabQuest1.2devicesarefullysupportedincludingsensorsupportforwiderangetemperature,heatpulser,
andDCU
VernierGPSDevice
64bitVistaOSSupport
Qualifiedandsigned64bitDevicedriversforLabQuestandLabProinterfacesarenowavailable.TheLogger
Pro
installerautomaticallyinstallsthesenewdriversenablingfullsupportofLogger
Pro
functionalityonthis64bit
operatingsystem.
BetterDate&TimeDisplay
DateandTimedisplayongraphsisimproved,providingbetteruserfeedbackandtheabilitytoplottimebaseddata
inmuchmoremeaningfulandusefulways.
ImprovedGPSFunctionality
SignalstrengthindicationforVGPSdevicesinLiveReadouts.
Abilitytoselectcoordinateunits(decimaldegrees,degrees+minutes,UTM)
Betterautomaticdatacolumnsbasedoncollectionmode/sensorconfiguration.
ChangesinAutoBehavior
Anentryintheusersettings.txtfile,IDSX_MANUAL_SENSOR_CONFIGmaybeusedtospecifyif
automaticsetupofsensorsshouldbeturnedofftosupportcurriculathathavestudentsperformsetupfordata
collection,etc.
Theusersettings.txtisfoundintheVernierinstallationfolderyoumayfindthisintypicalinstallationsunder
yourLocalDiskC:>ProgramFiles>VernierSoftware>LoggerPro3>enUS>Support>
Usersettings.txt.
IntheUsersettings.txtfilefindtheIDSX_MANUAL_SENSOR_CONFIGentryandchangethevalueto1
toenablethemanualmode.
InstallerPackagingImprovements
TheWindowsinstallerhasbeenmigratedtouseaMSIpackagewhichsupportseasierdeploymentbyITpersonnel
tomultiplecomputersbyscripting.ContactVernierformoreinformation.

SignificantDefects&IssuesResolved
Fixed:MultiplicationinLabQuestcalculatedcolumnfailstotransfertoLP
Fixed:LeavingLabQuestInterfacewindowdisplayedinLogger
Pro
willcauseinterfacedisconnects.
Fixed:cannotcorrectlyzeroamotiondetectorwhenusingLabPro
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OtherIssuesResolvedin3.7
FullersetofcalculatedcolumnequationssupportedinLogger
Pro
/LabQuestdataexchanges.
ImprovedLabQuestremotesetup.

Logger
Pro
3.6.1
NewDevice/Interface/SensorSupport
LabQuest1.1devicesfullysupportedincludingsensorsupportforradiationandrotarymotion
SupportforLabQuest1.1internalmicrophone
NewIcon
Logger
Pro
3.6.1featuresnewiconsfortheapplicationanddocuments.Thenewiconsarerelatedtonewiconsused
inLoggerLite1.4.
SignificantDefects&IssuesResolved
CrasheswithWDSSwhenusedwithWIDCOMMBluetoothdriver
OtherIssuesResolvedin3.6.1
ClarifiedwordinginRemoteDataRetrievaldialogs

Logger
Pro
3.6.0
NewDevice/InterfaceSupport
LabQuestdevicessupported(Note:Internationalusers(3.6.0i)mayencounterspecificfileinterchangeissues
,seeLabQuest1.2or1.3notesattheendofthisdocument.)
NewSpectroVisSpectrometersupported
GlobalPositioningSystem(GPS)devicessupportedonMac.
NewProgramFeatures
Autosavingduringcollectingissignificantlyfaster.

SignificantDefects&IssuesResolved
ImprovedreliabilityduringsensorconfirmationandLabProfirmwareupdates.
RoughandslowgraphingonMacsdisplayingpixelratioresolutionsotherthan1:1.

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OtherIssuesResolvedin3.6.0
OnWindows,theinstallersnowinstallaversion(7.2)ofQuickTimesupportingVistacomputers.

Logger
Pro
3.5.0
NewComputerOperatingSystemSupport
WindowsVistaissupportedonVistacompatiblehardware.LabProdriversaresignedforVista.
NewDevice/InterfaceSupport

Logitech5000cameraforvideocapture.
GarminGPSreceivermodelsGPSmap60CSandGPSmap76S.
NewVernierCO
sensorswithselectablerange.
2
VernierandOceanOpticsSpectrometersarenowsupportedonIntelMacs.

NewProgramFeatures
Improvedaxisbasedzoomin/outongraphsusesandextendsthestretchyaxisconcept.
Macallowscustomizationofthetoolbartosuituserpreferences.
MacUserInterfaceconformsmuchmorecloselytoAppleHumanInterfaceGuidelinesandthusshouldbe
moresimilartootherMacapplications.MacLogger
Pro
texthandlingnowhasaccesstomoreofMacnative
texthandlingandfeatures.

Numerousspectrometerconnectionandfunctionalimprovements.Connection/disconnectionisfasterand
connectiondoesnotrequireaseparatescanoperation.Peakresolutionsaregenerallycleanerandnoiseis
diminished.Calibrationsmayreliablytakeadvantageofaveraging.

Automaticgraphmatchexercisecreationfeature.AccessinSettingsfor(filename)intheFilemenu.

EmptyLatestdatasetsarenowhiddenonremotedataretrieval.

Moviescannowbeswappedwithoutalteringvideoanalysisenvironment.

Global,asopposedtoperuser,preferences.

SensorconfirmationdialognowallowsconnectionofWDSS.

AdditionalpictureandmoviefiletypesavailableinMacinsertpicture/movieobjectopendialogs.
SignificantDefects&IssuesResolved

Macintoshlongtermdatacollectionspanningmorethan3daysismorereliable.
Curvefitsnolongerrequiresortingdata.
Numerousgraphicsandprintissues.
Spectrometercalibrationmorerobust.
Improvedstabilityduringdropcountercalibration.
ImprovedreliabilityduringsensorconfirmationandLabProfirmwareupdates.

OtherIssuesResolvedin3.5.0

Radiationmonitorandeventswithentryorselectedeventsagainworks.
Removedsomelimitationsoncolumnschoiceforhorizontalaxis.
Allowsimultaneousheartratemonitorandbloodpressuremeasurement.
RestoredrobustmoviefilelocationsearchfeatureonMacs.
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Userparameterunitsnolongerlost.
DataProHotsyncfromPalmonMacagainautomaticallyretrievesdataintoLogger
Pro
.

Logger
Pro
3.4.6
NewComputerHardwareSupport
IntelArchitectureMacintoshcomputersaresupportednativelyforthefirsttimeinLogger
Pro
3.4.6through
thenewAppleUniversalBinary.
NewDevice/InterfaceSupport
IRTemperatureProbe
GarminGPSUSBinterfaceinitiallysupportingGPSGarminModelsVistaCxandGPSmap76S
WDSSWIDCOMMinterface(alternateBluetoothdriver)forincreasedBluetoothconfigurationoptionson
Windows.Note:VernierstronglyrecommendsusingMicrosoft'sBluetoothdriversonWindowsXPSP2
wheneverpossible.
NewProgramFeatures
TimeOffsetoptionforcurvefit
ImportLogger
Pro
experimentfilescombineseveralstudents'resultsinoneLogger
Pro
file.
SignificantDefects&IssuesResolved

KeyboardTriggersnowworkproperly
WDSSrepeatremotesetupnolongerlosestriggersetting
GO!Motiondialogforkeepingremotedataondeviceisnolongermissing
EliminatedassertonvideoanalysisWUtils.cppwhenuserdeletesthetimecolumn
Improvedtrackingofmultipleobjectsinvideoanalysis

Logger
Pro
3.4.5
NewDeviceSupport

SpectrometerspoweredbyOceanOptics(XP,Windows2000,MacOSX10.3.9ornewer)
WirelessDynamicsSensorSystem(WDSS)(XPSP2,MacOSX10.3.9ornewer)
GlobalPositioningSatellite(GPS)ReceiversbyGarmin(Windowsonly)
Adventurer
Pro
SoilMoistureSensor
DigitalVideocompatiblecamerasanddevices.

NewProgramFeatures

LogGraphs(SingleandDoubleYAxis)
PointandClickvideo/datasynchronization
Fullspectrummode,andvisiblespectrumgraphingwithSpectrometers
DatasynchronizationwithmultipleWDSSdevices(facilitatesdynamicsexperimentsthatwereproblematic
inthepast)
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ExportLatitude/LongitudewithotherdataannotationsasaGoogleMap
ElectrophoresisGelAnalysis
InterpolationCalculator
PhotoDistanceObject
Autoresizingtextannotations

SignificantDefects&IssuesResolved
OnWindowssystems,Logger
Pro
filesonreadonlymedia(CDsetc)wouldfailtoopenduetoalowlevel
Microsoftdefect.ThishasbeencorrectedandLogger
Pro
nowopensthesefilessuccessfully.
Datasynchronizationwithmultiplesourcesismuchimprovedandmoreconsistent.

Logger
Pro
3.4.2
International
Logger
Pro
3.4.2providesanupgradepathfor3.2.1internationalusers.Internationalusersshouldexaminerelease
noteentriesbelowforversionssince3.2.1togainanunderstandingofwhathaschangedfrom3.2.1to3.4.2.
SilentInstallation
Logger
Pro
3.4.2providesandallowsasilentinstalloptionforsystemmaintainersofalargecollectionofmachines
forEnglishonly.Formoreinformationonthesilentinstalloption,pleasecontactVernierSoftware&Technology.
IssuesResolved
Over80issueswereaddressedby3.4.2.Thefollowinglistreflectssomeofthemorenotableissuesresolved.
CurvefitsnolongerfailwhencolumnshavesingleGreekcharactershortcolumnnames.
Thecorrectcurvefitnowloadsonopeningallfilessavedwithcurvefitsinversionsbefore3.4.Thisonly
affectedsavedcurvefitsafterthepolynomialfitinthecurvefitmenu.
Removedaprogramfailurethatwouldoccuriftheuserdeletedthebasecolumnofagraphandstoredthe
latestrun.
Changedtheslopecalculationtocorrectlyaccountforblankcells.
Textimportnowworkscorrectlyforutf8textencoding(specialcharacters).
LabProOSupdatenolongercausesanintermittentfailure.
Curvefitswithsinglecharacterxaxislabelsnowcorrectlyusethatlabel.
Fixedprogramfailureonkeyboardentrywhenautomaticlinearfithelperobjectistheonlyobjectselected.
GraphOptionsdialognowrespectsmanualscalesettings.
BetterLabProdriverinstallonWindows2000.
FixedaLabPropowersavingfeaturedefectthatpreventedtheunitfrompoweringdowninallsituations.
FixedaMacOSLogger
Pro
crashwhenadefaultfoldernamewasleftemptyinthestartupfile.
FixedanissuewithFFTwhereremovalofoneinputcolumnaccidentallyremovedthesource.
FixedtexteditissuesintextboxeswheresomecharacterswereturnedintoGreekcharacters.
Fixedtextselectandreplacecursorplacementissuesthatmadecertaintextmanipulationsdifficult.
DataDeleteColumnshouldnowONLYshowcolumnsthatcanbedeleted.
CorrectedasituationthatfrozeLogger
Pro
3.4.1usingananalogsensorandaphotogatesensor.
OpeningDigitalMeterOptionsdialognolongerintermittentlyshowsinvalidparametermessage.
Fixedintermittentandrarefilecorruptionproblems.
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FixedTIGraphLinksilvercableproblemwhenupgradingfromLogger
Pro
3.1.
Nonnumericentriesinnumericcolumnsarenolongerlost.

Logger
Pro
3.4.1
SerialLabProCommunications
Fixedissuewithslow(<0.2Hz)datacollectionwhenusingserialconnectiontoLabPro.

Logger
Pro
3.4
SupportedOperatingSystems
SupportaddedforMacOSX10.4.1andnewer.
SignedDriver
LabProUSBdriverforWindowsXPisnowsignedbyMicrosoft.Asigneddrivercanbeinstalledwithout
displayingahardwarewizardorrequiringanadministratorlogin.InitialLogger
Pro
installationstillrequires
administrativerights,butconnectingaLabProtoanewUSBportwillnolongerrequiresuchrights.
SupportforNewDevices
SupportaddedforGo!Motion.
SupportaddedforTI84andTI89TitaniumUSBdirectcables.
Supportfornewsensors:BloodPressure,Charge,Spirometer,andHandDynamometer.
UserParameters
Userparametersallowcontrolofvaluesusedincalculations,triggering,andanalogoutputfunctions.
ControlobjectsforuserparametershavebeenaddedtotheInsertmenu.Parametercontrolsarepageobjects,much
likeadigitalmeter,thatallowadjustmentofparametervaluesusingmouseorcursorkeys.
CurveFitsandModeling
FunctionPlotting.Modelingnolongerrequiresthepresenceofdatatodrawafunctiononagraph,soafunctionmay
beplottedalone.
Modelingisimproved.Manualcurvefitsmaybemodifiedafterthefitisdrawnonthemaingraph.
Curvefitsnowoptionallystoredasacalculatedcolumnofuserparameters.Curvefitsasparametersallowsthefitto
bemanuallyadjustedafterthefit.
VideoFeatures
VideocapturefrommanyUSBcameradevices,withautomaticinsertionofmoviesinLogger
Pro
pages,has
beenaddedtotheInsertmenu.
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Whenanexperimentfilecontaininginsertedvideosorpicturesiscreatedorsaved,thereferencedvideoor
picturefileiscopiedtothesamefilelocation.
Videocapturedonewithdatacollectionwillbeinsertedandalreadysynchronized,readyforreplay.
Videoanalysisofastillphoto.
Rotatedcoordinatesystemsforvideoanalysisallowsonedimensionalanalysisofmotionthatisneither
verticalnorhorizontal.
Displayofcurrentframetimeandframenumberinvideos.
GraphFeatures
DoubleYgraphsallowplottingofvalueswithdifferentmagnitudesonasinglegraph,suchaspHandtemperature
vs.time.
Adaptivepointprotectorsforclearerprintingofgraphswithmultipletraces.Pointprotectorsareplacedsparselyon
runsasmarkers.
Betteruseofcolorfordistinguishingruns.OptionallyLogger
Pro
willuseasinglecolorineachrun.
TimeofdayandDateinTimecolumnandgraphshasbeenadded.
Optionally,horizontalaxislabelsmayberotatedforgraphs
Thereisanewoptiontomakeallrowsmajorticsongraphs.Forexample,adatatablelistingtwelvemonthnames
canbesettodisplayallmonthsonthehorizontalaxis.
Additionalcontrolofnumberdisplaysaddedindatatablesandgraphlabels.Usercanforcescientificnotation.
StyledText
Youcancustomizethestyleofthetext(includingaddingGreekcharacters)asitappearsintextboxes,annotations,
andgraphlabels.
DataCollection
Automaticsavingofbackupdatafilesincaseofpowerlossorcrashenabled.
Spacebartogglesdatacollectiononandoffiftheselectedpageobjectdoesnothavespaceasavalidcharacter.For
example,ifagraphisselected,pressingthespacebarwillstartandstopcollection,justliketheCollectbutton.
However,ifatextobjectisselectedpressingspacewillenteraspacecharacter.Thespacebarisaconvenientwayto
startdatacollection.
Newunitchangingparadigmallowschangingunitsafterdatacollection.Unitsarenolongertiedtoaparticular
calibration.
NewCalculatedColumnFunctions

Eventcountingwithphotogates
Modulo
Booleanfunctions
Collapseindirectforbetterdisplayofphotogatedata
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Bloodpressurecalculations
Improvements
Itisnowpossibletocollectdatamoreslowlythanonepointevery4.4hourswhenLabProisconnectedtothe
computer.Remotedatacollectioncontinuestohavethe4.4hourupperlimittothetimebetweenpoints.
ImprovedspeedforallMacOSversions,especiallyOS9.Inparticular,openingfileswithmanycalculatedcolumns,
orstoringrunswithmanycalculatedcolumns,ismuchfaster.
Improvedflexibilityindisplayingphotogatedatawithoutblankcells.Thedatatablecanhiderowsbasedonany
singlecolumn.
Improvedexaminemodeforvideoanalysis.Videonowsnapstoframewhenamarkedpointisselected.
Additionally:

SupportaddedforQuickTime7.
Clarifiedsensorcalibrationdialogbox.
Improvedprintingoffinegraphlinesbysettinggraygridlinestoblack.
Soundsinvideosarenowenabledonallplatforms.
Improvedtoleranceofvideoswithuneventimesteps,makingmorevideosusableforanalysis.
Theaspectratioofaninsertedvideoispreservedatfileopen.

Logger
Pro
3.3
SupportforMultipleDevices
Logger
Pro
3.3supportsLabPro,Go!Temp,Go!Link,andOhausScoutProbalances.Uptofourdevicesmaybe
usedsimultaneously,withnomorethantwoLabPros.OnWindows,onlyoneOhausscalecanbeconnectedby
USB.Note:USBdevicesconnectautomaticallyifdetected.SerialLabPro(andOhausonWindows)requiremanual
connectionusingConnectInterfacefromtheExperimentmenu.
IconsforOnLineDevices
Thesecondrowinthetoolbarnowholdsiconsforeachonlinedevice,followedbyanylivereadouts.Theseicons
arebuttonstosummonthesensorsetupdialogsforeachdevice.Offlinedevicesdonotappearinthetoolbar,butare
availableintheExperimentmenu.
Keyboardtriggering
Keyboardtriggeringisanewoptionthatallowsyoutostartdatacollectionwithminimaldelaybypressingthe
spacebarorreturnkeyonthekeyboard.EnablekeyboardtriggeringontheDataCollectiondialog,Triggeringtab.
Whenkeyboardtriggeringisactive,clickingtheCollectbuttonmerelypreparesthesystemfordatacollection
collectionbeginsatthenextpointwhenthespacebarispressed.
AutomaticDetectionofSensorConfiguration

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Logger
Pro
nowdetectstheconnectionandremovalofautoIDsensorswheneverlivereadoutsareonanddata
collectionisnotactive.Whenasensorisadded,acolumnisaddedtotheDataTable.Whenasensorisremoved,its
columnisremovedifthecolumnisempty.Todisablethisbehavior,turnofflivereadoutsintheExperimentmenu.
AutomaticUpdatingofPageObjects
Logger
Pro
nowautomaticallyaddsgraphsorconnectscolumnstoexistinggraphswhensensorsareadded.This
behaviorsimplifiessetup,butitcanalsodisruptexistingpagelayouts.Asaresulttherearetwonewoptionsto
controlautomaticupdatesofpageobjects.YoucanseparatelyenableordisableupdatepageobjectsonFile

New
(thedefaultison)andafterFile

Open(thedefaultisoff).
SinglePointCalibration
Standardcalibrationsrequiretwoexternalreferences,butsomesensorscanbecalibratedbysettinganoffsetonly,
suchascorrectingabarometerforaltitude.Logger
Pro
nowallowssinglepointcalibrationsforanysensorthatcan
becalibratedusingtwopoints.
IdentifyColumnDataSource
NowthatLogger
Pro
collectsdatafrommultipledevicesitcanbeconfusingastowhereagivencolumnisgetting
itsvalues.Youcannowdeterminethesourcebydeviceandchannelnumber(e.g.,LabPro2,CH3)byinspecting
theColumnOptionsdialogforagivencolumn.Inaddition,theinterfacedialogs(Experiments

SetUpSensors

ShowallInterfacesshowthecolumnnamewherethedatafromeachchannelisstored,ineachsensor'sSensorInfo
display.
FinerControlofLiveReadouts
Alllivereadoutscanstillbedisabledthroughtheexperimentmenubutindividualcolumnscanbecontrolled
throughthecolumnoptions.Thiscanbeveryhelpfultoreducethenumberoflivereadoutsdisplayedonthetool
bar.YoucannowturnonlivereadoutsfortheMotionDetector,althoughthenthedetectorwillclickatalltimes.
ExporttoGISFormat
Logger
Pro
canexportdatainaformrecognizedbyGISsoftwaresuchasArcViewbyESRI.
NewPageObjects
Therearethreenewpageobjects.TheThermometerresemblesaglassthermometerandcanbeusedtodisplay
sensorreadings.TheAnalogGaugeisadialreadoutforsensorreadings.TheAnimatedDisplayisusedtorepresent
themotionofobjects,usuallyfromaMotionDetectorcolumn.
NewGlobalPreferences
Newpreferenceshavebeenadded.OptionallyyoucanturnonalistofrecentlyusedfilestobedisplayedintheFile
menu.Thisfeatureletsyouquicklyreturntorecentwork,butsomeusersmaywanttoturnoffthefeaturesothat
studentscannoteasilyfindotherstudentwork.Thedefaultisoff.Youcanturnonlargetoolbarbuttonssothat
Logger
Pro
willlooknearlylikeLoggerLite.ThedefaultissetforstandardLogger
Pro
buttons.
SupportsNewSensors
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ThenewThermocouple(versionshippingafterMay2004)isnowsupported
SensorConfirmationDialog
TheSensorConfirmationdialogopenswhenyouopenanexperimentfileandLogger
Pro
doesnotdetectallthe
necessarysensors.Inversion3.2.1andearlierweassumedthatsomenonautoIDsensorswerepresent.Nowwe
prompt,unlesstheSensorConfirmationflagisclearedinthesettingforthatexperimentfile.
TheSensorConfirmationDialogwilldisappearwhenyouconnecttherequestedautoIDsensors.
YoucanalsoindicatewhereanynonautoIDsensorsareconnectedandmanuallyclosethedialog.
LoggerProFileCompatibility
Logger
Pro
savesfilesinthe.cmblfileformat.Logger
Pro
opens.xmbl,.gmbl,and.cmblfilesassavedbyLogger
Pro
version3.0,3.1,3.2and3.2.1,andLoggerLite.Logger
Pro
willalsoopenfilessavedinanyversionof
GraphicalAnalysis3(.ga3extension).
OtherChanges

Groupedgraphbehaviorlinksaxesanddoesntgrouptheobjectsthemselves.
PageobjectsnowclicktothefrontlikewindowsinFinderandExplorer.
SensorpollingfornewautoIDsensorsisnowonwheneverlivereadoutsareon.
Optiontohidehelperobjectsadded.
Predictionsnowtakeontheunitsofthegraph.
IfnointerfaceisconnectedwhenLogger
Pro
islaunched,thereisnolongeraprompttoconnectaninterface,
sinceLogger
Pro
isoftenusedformanuallyentereddata.

ExperimentFiles
Experimentfileshavebeenupdated.
ExperimentfileshavebeenaddedforWorkshopPhysicsandCPU(ConstructingPhysicsUnderstanding).
ExperimentfilesforWorkshopPhysics,CPU,InteractiveLectureDemonstrations,RealTimePhysics,and
ToolsforScientificThinkinghavebeenmovedtoafoldertitled
AdditionalPhysics
.

Logger
Pro
3.2.1
SupportedOperatingSystems
MacOSX10.3isnowsupported.
Enhancements

Severalprintingissuescorrected.
FixedproblemwithserialconnectiontoLabProandEventswithEntrydatacollection.
TwoPhotogatetimingmodecorrected.
Remotedatacollectionfor12000pointsandfoursensorsnowworkscorrectly.

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ExperimentFiles
Experimentfileshavebeenupdated.
International
Logger
Pro
3.2.1ismorecompatiblewithinternationaloptions.

LoggerProFileCompatibility
Logger
Pro
filescreatedinversion3.2and3.2.1cannotbeopenedinolderversionsofLogger
Pro
.
Logger
Pro
filescreatedinversion3.0and3.1maybeopenedinLogger
Pro
3.2and3.2.1.

Logger
Pro
3.2
VideoAnalysis
Quantitativepositioninformationcanbeobtainedfrominsertedvideos.Usercansetscale,defineanorigin,and
trackthepositionsofuptothreeobjects.Videoanalysisdatamaybesynchronizedwithsensordata.
StripCharts
Anewstripchartgraphtypehasbeenadded.Ifthewidthofastripchartislessthanthedatacollectiontime,then
thestripchartwillscrollrighttoleftasdatacollectionorreplayproceeds.
RateFunctions
Theratefunctionsusedforheartrateandrespirationratecalculationshasbeenimprovedtouseamovingwindow,
allowingmorefrequentupdatestothereportedvalues.
TIConnectCompatibility
Logger
Pro
3.2iscompatiblewithTIConnectversions1.1,1.2and1.3,andwillusetheinstalledUSBGraphLink
driverforcalculatordataimport,ifoneispresent.
OptionalLabProOSupdate
YouhavetheoptiontoupdatetheLabProOperatingSystem(OS)from6.26to6.27toobtainimprovedPhotogate
andremotedatacollectionbehavior.IfyourLabProhasanOSolderthan6.26,Logger
Pro
3.2willrequirean
updateto6.27.
Otherchanges

Newandbettersensorselectdialog,withgroupingsofsensors.
Handles60samplesaminuteorhourandotherunusualvalueswithbetterdisplayoftimevalues.
CommadecimalseparatornowsupportedinadditiontoNorthAmericanstandardperioddecimalseparator.
AdditionalToolTipsadded.
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Extrasmartsensorsareignoredwhenopeningafile.
StainlessSteelTemperatureprobecalibrationnowsupportedusingthreereferencetemperatures.
RemovedextraMotionDetectorcalibrationsbecauseyouareabletoremoveautomaticallygenerated
calculatedcolumnsnowandtheywillnotcomeback.
Datacannowstartbeforethemovieandstillbesynced.
ImprovedMotionDetectorcalibrating.
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Largenumbersupportincreasedto10
.

Logger
Pro
3.1
AmajordevelopmentinLogger
Pro
3istheadditionofallthefeaturesoftheGraphicalAnalysis3Program.Below
isanoverviewofthesefeatures.
NewFeature:ImportFromTIDevice
YoucanuseLogger
Pro
3totransferthedatafromaTexasInstrumentsgraphingcalculatortoyourcomputerfor
analysisorprinting.SupportedcalculatorsaretheTI73,TI73Explorer,TI82,TI83,TI83Plus,TI83PlusSilver
Edition,TI84Plus,TI84PlusSilverEdition,TI85,TI86,TI89,TI92,TI92Plus,andVoyage200.Todothis,
youneedaTIGRAPHLINKcable,whichispartoftheTIGRAPHLINKpackageandissoldbyVernierSoftware
&TechnologyandotherTexasInstrumentsdealers.ThiscableconnectstheTIgraphingcalculatortotheserialor
USBportofyourcomputer.
NewFeature:ImportFromDataPro
YoucanimportdatafromaPalmhandheldrunningDataProintoLogger
Pro
3foranalysisorprintingbyselecting
ImportfromDataProfromtheFilemenu.ThePalmHotsyncfeaturewillalsosenddatatoLogger
Pro
.Youwill
needtheDataPropackage,whichissoldbyVernierSoftware&Technology.
NewFeature:Movies
Youcansynchronizedatacollectionandamovieoftheexperimentsothatasyoureplaythemovie,thedataare
replayedonthegraph.SupportedmovieformatsareVideoclip(.avi)andallfileformatssupportedbythe
QuickTimeplayer.Foracompletelistofsupportedformats,visit:
apple.com/quicktime/products/qt/specifications.html
NewFeature:DrawPrediction
AddedtoLogger
Pro
3istheabilitytopredictwhatmighthappeninagivenscenario.Incertainlabexperiments,
youmightwantstudentstopredictwhatisgoingtohappenbeforetheycollectdata.Whenyoudrawapredictionin
Logger
Pro
3onthegraphs,thepredictionwillbesavedinthedatatableforcomparisons.
NewFeature:ControlDevices
UsingLogger
Pro
3,youcanpowerdeviceswithanoutputsignalfromthefunctiongeneratorbuiltintoLabPro.
YoucanalsopowerandcontroldevicesusingtheDigitalControlUnit.
NewFeature:Pages
Logger
Pro
3nowhaspages.Thisallowsyoutohavedifferentlayoutsofdatainasinglefile.Onepagemight
containagraphandtablewithfivedifferentdatacollections.Thenondifferentpagesyoumightperform
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comparisonsbetweendifferentcollectionsorjustgointoeachcollectioninmoredetail.Eachpagecanalmostactas
adifferentfilewhilestillsharingdatawithalltheotherpages.
NewFeature:InsertAdditionalObjects
AddedtoLogger
Pro
3istheabilitytoadddifferentobjectsbesidesthenormaltableandgraph.Theseinclude
rectanglesandovals.Youcanalsoaddpicturestoyourexperiment.Visualaidsareespeciallyusefulforannotation,
documentation,orinstructionforaparticularexperiment.
NewFeature:DataBrowser
TheDataBrowserisacontainerforallthedatainaLogger
Pro
file.Incontrast,agivendatatablewillnot
necessarilyshowalldatacolumns.
ForbasicuseofLogger
Pro
,youwillnotneedtousetheDataBrowser.Bydefault,allnewdatacolumnsareadded
toalldatatables.However,formorecomplexLogger
Pro
sessions,youmayfinditusefultodisplayonlyasubset
ofthepossiblecolumnsinaparticulardatatable,oryoumayfinditusefultonotdisplayadatatableatall.Inthese
cases,youwillusetheDataBrowsertomanipulatedatacolumnsanddatasets.

WhatChangedfromLogger
Pro
2toLogger
Pro
3
BelowarequestionsyoumayaskifyouarealreadyfamiliarwitholderversionsofLogger
Pro.
Alsoprovidedisa
listofimprovementsandnewfeaturesofLogger
Pro
3.
Interfaces
Logger
Pro
3supportstheVernierLabProinterface,theVernierGo!Temp,theVernierGo!Link,andtheOhaus
ScoutProbalance.Youcanimportdatafromtextfiles,Excelfiles,differentTIGraphingCalculatorsusinga
TIGRAPHLINKcable,aPalmOShandheldusingData
Pro
andtheLabPro.Logger
Pro
3willnotworkwiththe
ULI,SerialBoxInterface,ortheMPLI.

LabProandCollectbuttons
TheCollectbuttonwillnolongerdisappearwhenaninterfaceisnotconnected.Insteadthereisconstantfeedback
intheupperlefthandcornerofthetoolbarthattellstheuserwhetherornottheLabProisconnected.TheCollect
buttonwillbefadedifLabProisnotconnectedorrecognized.
Windows
Logger
Pro
3nowusesobjectsinsteadofwindows.Everytable,graph,meter,floatingboxandotherwindow
previouslyavailableinLogger
Pro
2arenowseparateobjectsinLogger
Pro
3.Eachobjectcanstillbesizedand
moved.UsingthePagemenuitems,objectscanbealigned,layered,grouped,ungrouped,andlockedonapage.To
insertmostobjects,justselecttheobjectyouwishtoaddfromtheInsertmenu.Floatingboxes,nowcalledhelper
objects,canstillbefoundintheAnalyzemenu.Objectsalsohaveoptions,whichcanbeopenedbyeitherdouble
clickingonanobjectorselectingthedesiredobjectandchoosingitfromtheOptionsmenu.

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DataRuns
RunsfromLogger
Pro
2arenowcalledDataSetsinLogger
Pro
3.
Calculatedcolumns
FormulaColumnsarenowcalledCalculatedColumnsinLogger
Pro
3.Otherthanthenamechange,calculated
columnsactthesamewayasFormulaColumnsinLogger
Pro
2,withsomeadditionalfeatureslikeerrorbar
calculations.
SupportedFileFormats
Logger
Pro
3canopenfilesinLogger
Pro
3(.cmblor.xmbl),LoggerLite(.gmbl)orGraphicalAnalysis3(.ga3)
formats.
TheImportTextfeature,availablefromtheFilemenu,canimportdatasavedwiththeExportTextmenuitemor
filescreatedandsavedfromseveralotherformats(e.g.Excel).Thefilemustbeinthetabdelimitedtextformatused
byExportText(a.txt,.TEXT,.dator.csvextension).Dataareimportedonlyintothelatestdatacolumns.Youcan
alsousethisfeaturetoimportdatapreparedorcollectedinanotherprogramintoLoggerPro.
SensorSetup
TheSetupmenuhasbeenremoved.TheSensorsPropertiesdialoghaschangedtotheSensordialog,whichcanbe
accessedthroughtheExperimentmenubychoosingSetUpSensors

ShowAllInterfacesfromtheExperiment
menu.Eachinterface(LabPro,Go!Temp,Go!Link,orOhausbalance)willhaveitsownSensordialog.
IfyouareusinganautoIDsensor(suchasaStainlessSteelTemperatureSensororaMotionDetector),Logger
Pro
willidentifyyoursensoratlaunchandloadadefaultdatacollectionmode.IfyoursensordoesnotautoID,choose
anexperimentfilefromtheappropriatesensorfolderoropentheSensorSetupdialogtomanuallyconfigureLogger
Pro
foryousensor.
ModeandSampling
InLogger
Pro
3thesetwoseparatepageshavebeencombinedintotheDataCollectiondialogfromtheExperiment
menu.Asyouchangethemodeforthecollection,youwillnoticetheoptionsavailablewillalsochangeaccordingto
yourchoice.TheseoptionsaresimilartothoseinLogger
Pro
2.
Repeatmode
InLogger
Pro
2therewasaseparateRepeatmodefordoingaRealTimeCollectionwithrepeats.InLogger
Pro
3,
RepeatisacheckboxoptionontheTimeBasedcollectionmodepageoftheDataCollectiondialog.
PhotogateTimingmodes
PhotogateTimingmodesarenotavailableintheDataCollectionmenu.ClickonthePhotogateChannelBoxinthe
SensorSetupwindowtochangeorselecttimingmodes.
Logger
Pro
3alsocontainsimproved,moreflexiblefunctions(availableintheNewCalculatedColumndialogfrom
theDataMenu)tocreatecalculatedcolumnsbasedonPhotogatedata.

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RadiationMonitorsetup
OncetheRadiationMonitorissetupintheSensorSetupwindow,thesensorstatuswillbeshown.Thereadingwill
beinCounts.ThestatusoftheRadiationMonitorisalsodisplayedundertheToolbar.ClickontheRadiation
MonitorChannelBoxintheSensorSetupwindowtochangeorselecttimingintervals.
FFTgraphandtable
ToinsertanFFTgraph,justselectitfromtheInsertmenuunderAdditionalGraphs.InLogger
Pro
3thereisno
longeraseparateFFTTableinsteadFFTdataareplacedintheregulardatatable.TheFFTGraphOptionsdialogis
similartotheFFTOptionsdialogfoundinLogger
Pro
2exceptthetwopages,GraphFeaturesandFFT,havebeen
combinedintoonepageforeasieraccess.FFTshavealsobeenupdatedtoallowmorethanonecolumntobeplotted
onasingleFFTgraph.
Histogramgraphandtable
ToinsertaHistogramgraph,selectHistogramfromtheInsertmenuunderAdditionalGraphs.InLogger
Pro
3there
isnolongeraseparateHistogramTableinsteadhistogramdataareplacedintheregulardatatable.TheHistogram
GraphOptionsdialogissimilartotheHistogramOptionsdialogfoundinLogger
Pro
2,buttheGraphFeaturespage
hasbeenrenamedtoGraphOptionsandtheAxisOptionspageisnowtheBin&CountOptionspage.Histograms
havealsobeenupdatedtoallowmorethanonecolumntobeplottedonasingleHistogramgraph.

Automatic/ManualCurveFit
BothtypesofcurvefitshavebeenmergedintoasingledialoginLogger
Pro
3.Logger
Pro
3includesallLogger
Pro
2curvefitoptionsandmanynewfeatures.Forautomaticcurvefits,youarenowabletodefineyourown
functionforacurvefit.Thepreviewwindownowactslikeanormalgraphwiththeabilitytozoomandautoscale.
Toswitchbetweenamanualandautomaticcurvefit,justclicktheappropriateradiobuttonlocatedintheupperright
ofthedialogunderFitType.Afterperforminganautomaticcurvefit,youcanswitchtoamanualcurvefittogetan
evenbetterfitifyoudesire.SometimesitalsohelpstoclicktheTryFitbuttonmorethanoncetoimprovean
automaticcurvefit.
Autoscaleaxes
ThefunctionalityisnowintheAxesOptionstaboftheGraphOptionsdialog,whichcanbecalledupbyselecting
GraphOptionsfromtheOptionsmenuorbydoubleclickingonthegraph.Clickingontheaxislabelsonthegraph
mayalsochangetheaxes.Thescalingoptionsforeachaxisarenowindependentofeachother.
Printing
ThereisnolongeranoptiontoPrintScreen.Instead,youcanselectPrintfromtheFilemenu.
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RemotedataretrievalfromtheLabProisnowintheExperimentmenu.Thefunctionalityremainsthesameexcept
thatwhenyousetuptheLabProforremotedata,youcannowprintoutyourcollectionsettings.Retrievalofdata
fromtheLabProremainsthesame.
CalibrationFolder
Thecalibrationforsensorshasbeenupdatedandisnowstoredinadatabase,soit'snolongernecessarytosupplya
calibrationfolder.
ExperimentFolder
Theexperimentfolderisnowlocatedwithinthedefaultfolder,whichcanbedefinedinthePreferencesdialog.
OverRangeAutoscaleoption
TheOverRangeAutoscaleoptionintheGraphbehaviorpreferencespageinthePreferencesdialoghasbeen
removed.InLogger
Pro
3youcangetthesameeffectbygoingtotheAxesOptions,whichcanbeaccessedeither
throughtheGraphOptions(fromtheOptionsmenuordoubleclickingonthegraph).Therearescalingoptionsfor
eachaxis,sotheautoscalingcanbeindependentofeachother.
DefaultInterface
Logger
Pro
3allowsthecreationofofflineinterfaces,replacingthesingledefaultinterfaceofLogger
Pro
2.
Optionsmenu
TheOptionsitemfoundintheExperimentmenuinLogger
Pro
2hasmovedtotheFilemenuandrenamed
Settings
for"thisfile.
YouwillfindalloftheexperimentoptionsinthisdialogexcepttheEnableautomaticCurveFit
checkbox,whichhasbeenmovedtothePreferencesdialog.ThisnewSettingsdialogwillsaveyouroptionsforthe
entirefile,evenafterclosingthefile.
StoreLatestRun
Tostoreasetofdata,chooseStoreLatestfromtheExperimentMenu.
Informationaboutafile
The
About"thisfile"
itemintheHelpmenuhasbeenremoved.InLogger
Pro
3youcanplaceinformationabouta
pageinthePageOptionsiteminthePagemenu.YoucansetthePageInformationtextinthePageOptionsdialog
forpage1.Youcanalsochooseforittobedisplayedwhenthepageisfirstviewed,orwhenthefileisopened.
Undofunction
InLogger
Pro
2therewasanundocommandintheEditmenu.Logger
Pro
3expandsonthiscommandandallows
youtoundoalmostanyactionthatyouperform.Collectingdata,deletingorinsertinganobject,orchangingthe
scaleofthegraph,forexamplecanallbeundone.Ifyouperformtoomanyundooperations,younowhavethe
optiontoperformaredothatessentiallyundoesanundo.

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TextAnnotation
TextAnnotationinLogger
Pro
3hasbeenupdatedwithmanynewfeatures.Forone,eachtextannotationcanbe
connectedtoapoint,thusdescribinginformationaboutwhatishappeningtothegraphataparticularpointintime.
Asthegraphismoved,thetextannotationwillstaywithitspoint.Youcanalsohavemorethanonetextannotation
forasinglepoint.
StretchyAxes
JustoutsidetheXorYaxisline,youcanusethecursortomanuallyrescaleorstretchtheaxis.

LabProOperatingSystemChanges
Logger
Pro
3requiresatleastLabProoperatingsystem6.26.IfaLabProisconnectedwithanearlierversion,a
dialogboxwillopenofferingtoupdatetheLabPro.YoumustupdatetheLabProtouseitwithLogger
Pro
3.
Beginninginversion3.2.1,Logger
Pro
willupdatetheLabProOStoversion6.27.Thisupdateisoptional,andbe
appliedbyconnectingaLabPro,clickingtheLabProiconinthetoolbar,andclickingtheUpdateLabProOSbutton
intheSensorsdialogforthatLabPro.
Inversion6.26sensorswereallowedtowarmupafterpressingtheSTART/STOPbutton.In6.27thesensorsare
warmedupatsetuptime.Afteranywarmupperiodhaselapsed,datacollectionbeginsimmediatelyonpressing
START/STOP.
Version6.27updatesandfixes:

ThebuildhasDataMate6.15thatincludestheTI73Application.
Fixedproblemwherecommunicationswereignoredduringsensorwarmupperiod.
Fixedproblemofphotogatetimebaseandanalogtimebasebeingoutofsync.
Fixedproblemofafirstpointofmonitored(notcollected)databeingmaxvaluewhenusinghighspeeddata
collection(DataMate),
Fixedproblemofcorrupteddataifphotogatestatetransitionsduringstartofpendulumexperiment
FixedproblemofusingtwoRadiationmonitorsatthesametime(Logger
Pro
)

LabQuestOperatingSystemChanges
LoggerPro3requiresatleastLabQuestoperatingsystem1.0howeveritishighlyrecommendedthatyouupgradeto
1.1ornewer.IfaLabQuestwith1.0softwareisdetected,awarningwillbedisplayedadvisingthattheLabQuest
unitbeupgraded.ThismessagewillbedisplayedeverytimetheLabQuestisdetected,buttheLabQuestcanstillbe
usedformostapplications.IfaLoggerProfeaturerequiringnewerLabQuestsoftwareisused,unexpectedresults
suchasfreezing,crashing,ordatalossmayoccur.WestronglyrecommendupdatingLabQuesttoatleast1.1.1(for
3.6internationalusers)or1.6forallothers.Seewww.vernier.com/labquest/updates/forinformationonupdates.
Version1.1Notes:
RotaryMotionsensorandRadiationMonitoringaresupported.
InternalMicrophoneissupported.
Version1.1.1Notes:
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ThisupdatecorrectedanissuethatcouldleadtotheLabQuestfreezingforsomehardwareunits.
Version1.2Notes:

GPSsupport.
100khzdatacollection
Filemanagementandinterchangeimprovements
ThisLabQuestmayhavedifficultyopeningQMBLfilescreatedbyLogger
Pro
3.6i(internationalversion).
3.6iusersmaywishtoworkaroundthisissuebychangingtheversiontaginformationintheQMBLfrom
3.6itosimply3.6or3.6i(withaspace).Alternatively,3.6iuserscanupgradeto3.7i(whenavailable)
wherethisissueisfixed.OnlyusersattemptingtouseQMBLs
created
by
LoggerPro3.6i
havethisissue.

Version1.3Notes:

SupportstheGCMini
SupportsWattsUp?
SupportsPowerAmpandFunctionGeneration
ThisLabQuestmayhavedifficultyopeningQMBLfilescreatedbyLogger
Pro
3.6i(internationalversion).
3.6iusersmaywishtoworkaroundthisissuebychangingtheversiontaginformationintheQMBLfrom
3.6itosimply3.6or3.6i(withaspace).Alternatively,3.6iuserscanupgradeto3.7i(whenavailable)
wherethisissueisfixed.OnlyusersattemptingtouseQMBLs
created
by
LoggerPro3.6i
havethisissue.

Version1.4Notes:
SupportsSpectroVisPlus,INABTA,Highsensitivitylightsensor,highcurrentsensor,MTKGPSDongle,
BiopH,andEABTA.
Improvedpowersavings
Version1.5Notes:

Supportsdatamarking
Supportstheanemometer,MeltStation,and30Vsensors
Enhancedbatterypowermanagement.
Enhancednetworking.
DataMatrixdatacollectionmode
WDSSsupport

Version1.5.1Notes:
FixedissuewheretheLQwouldnotpowerupafteracompletebatterydrain.
Version1.5.2Notes:
ResolvedPowerAmplifierissue.
SupportsConstantCurrentSystem(CCSBTA)
Version1.6Notes:
SupportforLabQuestViewer
SupportforChemicalPolarimeterandProjectileLauncher
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Version1.7Notes:

SupportforSpectrovisUVVIS
SupportforEthanolSensor
SupportforOpticalDO
MiniGCrevisions
PyranometerSupport
Goniometer
Supportingfactoryreset
ImproveLQAupdater

Version2.0Notes:

OnlyavailableonLabQuest2hardware.
SupportsLabQuestViewer
SupportsConnectedScienceSystem
Improvedbatteryperformance
Touchscreen&screenrotation

Version2.1Notes:
Newsensoranddevicesupportincluding:

SpectrovisUVVIS
EthanolSensor
OpticalDO
Pyranometer
Goniometer

Featuresincluding:

Factoryresetmechanism
ManualentryofIPforprinting
Shutdownscreen
AddsupportforWPAEnterpriseNetworks
AddPulseWidthModulationsupporttoDAQfirmware

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