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 the different main versions of PRA are not compatible. Version 11 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. For more information about PRA please download the program:
Version File Name Bytes Checksum md5
PRA for Windows 32+64 bit version PRA11.7z 486898 47e983a2ad0a8ad6f58152dd5adc4922
PRA installer for Windows 32 bit version PRA11Setup32.exe 734751 185ca5738a49debf8e8b0042da6cc64e
PRA installer for Windows 64 bit version PRA11Setup64.exe 744837 c6c757ddbacd9b5c01169324208e31b2
PRA for Windows 32+64 bit version 9.1.19 PRA9.7z 421390 8c2a8a03852ca54767693f59e876c974
PRA installer for Windows 32 bit version 9.1.19 PRA9Setup32.exe 669794 81f40fd4fd22d56214bef6370ea1cc13
PRA installer for Windows 64 bit version 9.1.19 PRA9Setup64.exe 679821 bdd58f2333c375ca010135c10fc972fd


If you downloaded "PRA*.7z" 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 accessible 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 2016/04/13.