PRA is free software !!!

General information.

Pulse Recorder and Analyser is designed to use a computer with a sound adapter as an multichannel analyser and scaler. The main purpose of the application is to record and analyse signals received from a radiation detectors as: Geiger counters, scintillation detectors, gas proportional counters, and semiconductor detectors. It detects pulses and in real time analyses the acquired data. This application is currently used for running many experiments in the intermediate and advanced teaching laboratories in the School of Physics at The University of Sydney.

Hardware and software requirements:

A PC with a sound adapter running WindowsXP or higher operating system including 32bit and 64bit versions. It also works on Linux boxes using Wine.

Download PRA:

Documents (.pls and .ini files) created by different PRA versions are not compatible. Version 10 is the latest one including the most features, but also requiring extra resources. Version 9 (50% less resources required and smaller document files) is still maintained and is recommended for most users. For more information about PRA please download the program:
Version File Name Bytes Checksum md5
PRA for Windows 32+64 bit version 10.2.18 512314 c8f648c40c3debc8c99dc7d1f7907fae
PRA installer for Windows 32 bit version 10.2.18 PRA10Setup32.exe 733403 dad7a89d6bf3a1def0ec89b3117a543b
PRA installer for Windows 64 bit version 10.2.18 PRA10Setup64.exe 743827 9bf9e0415868379ded586c2f7ff65201
PRA for Windows 32+64 bit version 9.1.17 415516 ff86445b948f4b8569bd9a90af2a543d
PRA installer for Windows 32 bit version 9.1.17 PRA9Setup32.exe 669149 4f8440b38ff712225861757c4d27c943
PRA installer for Windows 64 bit version 9.1.17 PRA9Setup64.exe 679291 e91170a6761005db608cc1a7773b4ab3


If you downloaded "PRA*.zip" file, uncompress it and copy suitable 32bit or 64bit PRA.exe and PRA.pdf files to any folder. This program is portable and all settings are saved in the "PRA.ini" file located in the application's directory. For help see "PRA.pdf" included in the package (starting from version 7.1 accesible from Help menu in PRA).

If you downloaded one of the installers (thanks goes to Inno Setup), just run the "PRA*Setup*.exe" program and follow instructions. Installer will make links to the PRA application and associate it with ".pls" files. It produces also uninstaller program.

For additional information or if you may have any comments and suggestions E-mail Marek Dolleiser.

Last modified 2015/07/07.