FAME (Fabric Analyser based Microstructure Evaluation) is an easy-to-use MATLAB®-based software for processing datasets recorded by an automated fabric analyser microscope. FAME is provided as a MATLAB®-independent Windows® executable with an intuitive graphical user interface. Raw data from the fabric analyser microscope can be automatically loaded, filtered and cropped before analysis. Accurate and efficient rock microstructure analysis is based on an advanced user-controlled grain labelling algorithm. The preview and testing environments simplify the determination of appropriate analysis parameters. Various statistic and plotting tools allow a graphical visualisation of the results such as grain size, shape, c-axis orientation and misorientation. The FAME2elle algorithm exports fabric analyser data to an elle (modelling software)-supported format. FAME supports batch processing for multiple thin section analysis or large datasets that are generated for example during 2D in-situ deformation experiments (Hammes, D.M., Peternell, M., 2016. FAME: Software for analysing rock microstructures. Computers & Geosciences 90, Part A, 24-33. doi: 10.1016/j.cageo.2016.02.010).
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FAME is a free software; it can be redistributed and modiﬁed under the terms of the GNU licence (Version 3, 29 June 2007). For more details refer to the GNU General Public Licence (Free Software Foundation, Inc.).
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The FAME2.1release.zip file (~260MB) contains a Windows 64bit executable, installation instructions, and tutorial files. After download, unzip the folder FAME2.1release. To run the executable you need to install the free MATLAB® Compiler Runtime version 7.17 for MATLAB® version R2012a. If MATLAB® R2012a is installed, the Compiler Runtime is not necessary. Details about the installation of the compiler can be found in the readmeMCR.txt file. For further information and how to use the software you can download the FAME manual (~4MB).
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