Fluctuation test calculator: FALCOR copy/paste issue

Update 2019-07-31 FALCOR is offline. I did try contacting the author through Twitter, but have received no response. Since people still seem to look at this post regularly, consider switching to the R package flan for fluctuation tests. There’s even a way to launch a FALCOR-style web app through Shiny (interactive websites powered by R), ShinyFlan. We will be using this package in future.

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. Tobias

    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

    Reply
      1. Tobias

        Hello, Thank you very much, my Company had deinstalled Java and therefore the Applet did not open for me, but now the Problem is solved!

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