Fluctuation test calculator: FALCOR copy/paste issue

Update 2018-10-10 Since people still seem to look at this post regularly, consider switching to the R package flan for fluctuation tests.  There’s even a FALCOR-style web app through Shiny (interactive websites powered by R), ShinyFlan.

FALCOR (Fluctuation AnaLysis CalculatOR) is a handy Java applet designed to estimate mutation rates from fluctuation test data. A Java update prevents access to the clipboard to unsigned Java applets. If you are having trouble copy/pasting your data into FALCOR, try modifying your java.policy file to include the line: permission java.awt.AWTPermission “accessClipboard” under where it says //”standard” properties that can be read by anyone.

// "standard" properties that can be read by anyone
permission java.awt.AWTPermission "accessClipboard"

Save the file, exit and restart Java (or any programs using it, like Firefox or LibreOffice), and copy/paste should work again. You may wish to consider removing the clipboard access after using FALCOR for security reasons.

3 thoughts on “Fluctuation test calculator: FALCOR copy/paste issue

  1. Hello, I would like to use FALCOR, however there is no download buttom for the Software on the Website stated. Am I overlooking something? I cannot get a hold of the program anywhere…
    Thank you

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