USER’S MANUAL

A user’s manual is available here that demonstrates how to use WEB GESCA.

B. Prepare a raw data file

WEB GESCA is run on individual-level raw data.

  • The raw data file is to be prepared as comma separated values file format (.csv), or ASCII file format (.txt or .dat). You can use comma, tab, semicolon, or pipe as separator in any of these cases.
  • It is recommended that the first row contains the names of indicators. If your data file doesn’t contain the names of indicators, you must indicate it (See 2.e.ii).

The following figures show the dataset opened in Excel and Notepad for the present example:

Figure 2. A comma separated values file format opened in Excel

Figure 3. A tab separated txt file opened in Notepad

The latest java plug in (Java 7u51) creates a problem for GeSCA.

One way to solve it is to make an exception rule for our server 50.116.62.169 (sem-gesca.org). 
•If you are using a Windows operating system, click on Start Button, then choose Control Panel.

•Enter "Java" in the search text area on the top right of the window that appears. This will get you to the Java Control Panel.

•If you are using a Mac operating system, click on the apple icon, choose "system preferences" and 
click on the "Java" icon to get to the Java Control Panel.*a helpful link for Mac users*

•Once you have opened the Java Control Panel, click on the 'Security' tab.
•Click on the 'Edit Site List', then click on the 'Add' Button and type in the following text.
http://50.116.62.169 
http://www.sem-gesca.com 
http://www.sem-gesca.com/gsca.php 
http://www.sem-gesca.org 
http://www.sem-gesca.org/gsca.php 
Click "OK" and restart your computer. Then GeSCA should work.

In some instances, the 'Edit Site List' button will not be visible.
This often occurs when more than one version of the Java plug-in is installed on your computer (including the latest one - java7u51). In that case, it is necessary to uninstall all the old versions of java except the latest one (java7u51). Then the 'Edit Site List' button should become visible. 

Thanks for using GeSCA !