FAQ

mXrap Consortium related questions

Please direct any questions related to the mXrap Consortium and membership or access to the software to the following e-mail address : i…@mxrap.com

mXrap software related questions

How do I update the licence on the dongle?

have a look here

What are the recommended hardware requirements for running mXrap?

  • Graphics card that supports OpenGL 4.0 or higher, with updated graphics driver.

    • Note 1: We do not recommend Intel graphics cards as we have observed  rendering and performance problems in the past.
    • Note 2: We have experienced problems with computers with “switchable graphics”, but this seems to be functioning correctly after updating graphics drivers.
  • Windows 7 64-bit operating system
  • 8 GB of RAM

What is the difference between mXrap and mXrap Apps?

This is best answered by way of analogy with Microsoft Excel.  The software Excel has many built-in capabilities with endless possibilities for creating specific calculations.  The software Excel has powerful capabilities, but without a user constructing the spreadsheet the power and value are not fully utilised. An Excel user can set up a spreadsheet which, with the required inputs, will provide you with results.  This user can then provide you with that spreadsheet, which you can then use to perform the same calculations with other inputs.

By way of analogy, mXrap is like the software Excel that provides the basic tools and the mXrap Apps are like the spreadsheets that can be used to perform specific tasks.  Anybody with enough understanding of the software can build their own app which can be shared with others.

What is the “root folder”?

One can think of the root folder as a library of apps and data.  Extending the analogy with Excel (refer “what is the difference between mXrap and mXrap Apps?”), the root folder is like a folder with several previously developed spreadsheets which you can open to perform specific types of analyses. 

How should I spell mXrap?

Over the years we have come across a lot of different ways people spell mXrap. Some of these are:
MxWrap, MS-RAP, MXRAP, MX-RAPP, MXrap, MxRAP, mXRAP…

mXrap is spelled with a capital “X” with all other letters are lowercase. No hyphen or any other nonalphabetic characters, please.

What does mXrap stand for?

The name of mXrap’s predecessor “MS-RAP” stood for Mine Seismicity Risk Analysis Program. “mXrap”, however, is not an acronym and does not stand for anything.

mXrap Apps related questions

Seismic suite of apps

Why does the standard “Omori analysis” App not show the cumulative energy line any more?

You will find that answer here

Where can I find the software manual?

We do not have an old fashioned software manual.  We found that the effort in compiling a manual is simply not justified by the number of times it is used.  Our users seem to learn easier by example and for that reason we developed Cheat sheets, which we will be supplementing with tutorials.  Our aim is to provide enough guidance in the software and to keep improving the interface to the extent that a user manual is not required.

The Cheat Sheets can be found here: 

If you get stuck on anything at all, please contact us and we will gladly help you out.  

How does the data flow of seismic events data occur?

The seismic event data flow is illustrated here.