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Overview of SETI@Support-ver0.75 (revised December 24th, 2001 - Added Mac OS X Version) by Goro Otsubo


SETI@Support is a graphical front end/logging program for SETI@home client. Since it is written in Java (JDK1.1) it may work on various platforms wherever Java is installed.

I tested this program on Macintosh OS 9.X with MRJ 2.x and Windows-NT with JDK1.2(Java 2) , JDK1.1.8 and Internet Explorer 5.0. I also get noticed that this program run on Windows with Internet Explorer Ver4 installed and on Solaris and Linux.

SETI@Support is free, but please use it at your own risk. I, Goro Otsubo, can not be held responsible, in any way , for lost work units or for any incidental, indirect, or consequential damages.

If you have any comments or suggestion, please send e-mail to

Do you want to see screen shots ? Scroll down a little bit. Or you can refer "My SETI@home analysis results" page. Graph and table shown in this page are generated using SETI@Support.(and also other graphic tool)


What's new in Ver 0.75(Released April 1st, 2001) - Version History



Down Load


*There is only one file, (for Macintosh) or SETISupport.jar (Windows/Other Platform. If you download Zip file, please un-zip it.). It will make various setting files around it, so it might be a good idea to make a new folder (or directory) and put file in it.


*To run the program....


*When this program is launched for the first time, file dialog with message "Please locate state.txt" will be shown. Please locate "state.txt" or "state.sah" and click "OK". If you use Macintosh, "state.txt" or "state.sah" file will be in preference/SETI@home Data folder in System folder. I am not sure where "state.txt" would be on other platforms. If you use console-version client program , it will be in the same directory as SETI@home client.

*If you could successfully locate "state.txt" file, you 'll see the screen like shown below.

*Relatively big circle symbol shows the location of work unit which is being analyzed. Small yellow symbols show the location of completed work units. Detailed information of each data will be shown in lower-right area. You can select data by clicking data name in list, or click symbol in sky map.

*Following is the brief explanation of each menu item.

  • Analyzing Node.. : You can choose three different symbol for data which is currently being analyzed.
  • Analyzed Node.. : You can choose three different symbol for data which has analyzed.
  • Animation Speed : You can switch animation speed. If you choose "High", graphics would look better, however, it will consume a lot of CPU power. In "Low", animation moves very slow, but it will consume less CPU power. In "Auto", default speed is the same as "High". If no operation is done for two minutes, or window is deactivated, it will automatically slow down. To run the animation in high speed, just activate widow or click anywhere in Sky Map.
  • Mark Size : You can change the size of mark in skymap.
  • Star : (Vector-2D, Vector-3D only) You can set the lower limit of brightness (Magnitude) of the star.
  • Constellation : (Vector-2D, Vector-3D only) You can change the number of constellations in Skymap.
  • Constellation Name: (Vector-2D, Vector-3D only) You can change the lenght of constellation names.
  • Grid : (Vector-2D, Vector-3D only)You can turn on/off the grid in skymap.
  • Gaussian Pattern : (Works with SETI@home client Ver2.0 only) Display Gaussian pattern in Skymap.
  • [New in Ver0.73]Highlight Top Gaussian : Highlight positoin of data which has gaussian data in "Interesting Region".


Developed with..

* Macintosh Version : PB2400+G3@320MHz Mac OS8.6-J + MRJ 2.1,Visual Cafe Ver2.0: SETI@Home Client for Mac Ver1.06 and Ver2.0

* Windows Version : DELL OptiPlex GX1 , Windows-NT 4.0 Java 2 SDK, Standard Edition Version 1.2.1: SETI@Home console version 1.3

*Tested with: Java Runtime Environment 1.1.8, Internet Explorer Ver5.0 jview.


Other support tools...

There are other support tools for SETI@home on the web. Following is the list of tools I used.