Frequently asked questions
Please direct any questions related to the mXrap Consortium and membership or access to the software to the following e-mail address: email@example.com
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. 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.
mXrap is like Excel in that it provides the basic tools. The mXrap apps are like the spreadsheets in that it 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.
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.
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.
The seismic event data flow is illustrated here.