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. Please delete "PRA.ini" file from the program directory if you are upgrading PRA main version. Version 15 is the latest one (version 13 was omitted just in case) which includes most features. If you have files created by PRA version 10, 11, 12, and 14, you can still open them in PRA version 15 by using "Load Data" command from "File" menu. Version 9 (50% less resources required and smaller document files) is still maintained (bugs fixing only). For more information about PRA please download the program:
Version File Name Bytes Checksum md5
PRA for Windows 32+64 bit version PRA15.7z 491381 d2cf9755183253ac90a0c573f3f680f0
PRA installer for Windows 32 bit version PRA15Setup32.exe 741712 d3e023bd9db33e50eaffa54129821bae
PRA installer for Windows 64 bit version PRA15Setup64.exe 751542 c8001c2bba062c03f30e9567d5008284
PRA for Windows 32+64 bit version PRA14.7z 489173 52efaf524ef2889a0e71d86c226ef9ce
PRA for Windows 32+64 bit version PRA12.7z 489131 5d063dd00200ff296a18a0670c3cdb29
PRA for Windows 32+64 bit version PRA11.7z 487913 c85d89c5596c185a04da0f33d99c670c
PRA for Windows 32+64 bit version 10.2.24 PRA10.7z 487299 eb81b4f0eb30364567011295a85814c5
PRA for Windows 32+64 bit version 9.1.19 PRA9.7z 421390 8c2a8a03852ca54767693f59e876c974


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.

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 in menu and associate PRA with ".pls" files. It also produces an uninstaller program.

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

Last modified 2016/07/27.