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How to Use Student Hera

How to Use Student Hera

These web pages will guide you through using Student Hera to investigate a scientific problem.

To use Student Hera:

  • First time users should start by reading the introduction section in order to gain necessary background information on the science and the data and software.
  • Install HERA on your local computer, using the installation instructions (if it has not been done for you)
  • Once installed, the File Utilities section will guide you in accessing the Student Hera tools to get basic information on data files.
  • Once familiar with Student Hera and comfortable with its use, you can begin your scientific investigation, using Student Hera's Analysis Tools. Throughout, there are exercises to help acquaint you with the science, the data, and the software tools.


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