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Changes in Sequence Viewer 4.4d


- The ANOVA window ('Sequence variables' menu) is improved and the procedure is added to the Command Editor.

Solved bugs

- A bug was solved in the 'Convert keys' window ('Codes menu', 'Convert codes to keys' item), with respect to the name of the new key.

Changes in Sequence Viewer 4.4c


- Again a number of commands are added to the Command Editor.

Solved bugs

- A bug was solved in the 'Path' window (Codes menu), that caused the minimum frequency to have no effect.

- Some minor bugs were solved.

Changes in Sequence Viewer 4.4b

New features

- A menu command (Auto record...) is added to the Edit menu, which makes it possible to automatically record setup scripts, and to execute scripts with one single click on a button. See the Help file (Edit > Auto recording scripts) for more information.

Changes and improvements

- Again some commands are added to the Command Editor.

- Several minor improvements to the GUI.

Solved bugs

- Solved a bug in the Command Editor, causing incomplete recording of the 'Frequencies of event variable' window.

- A bug was solved in the 'Compute sequence variable', that caused that a sequence variable could not be calculated as the sum of event variables.

- A bug was solved in the 'Add sequence variable', that did not take the minimum and maximum values into account.

- A large number of minor bugs were solved.

Changes in Sequence Viewer 4.4a

Changes and improvements

- Some commands are added to the Command Editor.

- Pasting text in the source text field of the main sequence window (e.g. copying from a word processor) is much faster now.

- Several minor improvements to the GUI.

Solved bugs

- The many changes in data entry in version 4.4 (necessary for the Command Editor), also caused two bugs, hampering enter data via the Edit sequence window, and typing text in the source text field of the main sequence window. These were fixed

- If codes were convertd to a new key with 'Codes > Convert codes to keys', the new key did not have a color in the Text keys window. This is fixed.

Changes in Sequence Viewer 4.4

New features

- A menu item 'Command editor' is added to the Edit menu. This enables you to record window setups, save them to disk, and execute the setups at a later time. Extensive information is found in the Help file. Before using the Command Editor, you are strongly recommended to do the exercise described in the Help file.

Changes and improvements

- The introduction of the Command Editor made a lot of other changes (and improvements) necessary. The 'tables' option is no longer a separate window, but part of the Preferences. The layout of a number of windows is changed. Most windows now tell you what is wrong with a setup (you may wonder why the "OK" button is disabled), by just moving the mouse over the 'Help' icon (in the lower left corner). Errors in the setup are reported in red in the extended 'help' part of the setup window.

Solved bugs

- A lot of minor bugs are fixed, most with respect to data entry in setup windows (in some cases you could enter illegal data, e.g. letters were numbers were expected.

- A major bug is fixed in the 'Edit sequence' window: in case of split sequences (with the scissors), part of the changes already made, were undone after performing the split.

Changes in Sequence Viewer 4.3e

Improvements re reliability (Codes menu)

- you can now keep the window open after performing an analysis;

- the output is improved in case of sequences of different length in both files

Improvements and additions re export (file menu).

- you can now choose whether or not to abbreviate variable names to eight characters;

- you can now export codes as separate code variables (in addition to exporting them as a string);

- you can now also export the text from the information fields (in addition to the event texts)

A menu item ('Duplicate file...') is added to the File menu, allowing you to make a number of copies of a Sequence Viewer file at once, using a list of file names, these copies should obtain.

Improvements in Tree (Codes menu)

- trees can now have up to 20 codes;

- the tree analysis is about twice as fast, and showing the output of (large) trees is ten to 20 times faster.

Some adjustments to the Leopard GUI.

A lot of other small improvements.

No bugs were found or reported since the last update!

Changes in Sequence Viewer 4.3d

- A bug was fixed in 'Text analysis...' (Text menu): word sets were not saved with the file.

- A number of issues were solved if the event time (File settings) was set to 'relative' in stead of 'absolute'.

- Now a frequency analysys of sequence variables (Sequence variables menu) can be performed for a all different values of another sequence variable.

- Long outputs in the Tree and Path analyses (Codes menu) are shown up to five times faster.

- The output window is improved. If the output exceeds the right margin, you can nevertheless see the results.


Changes in Sequence Viewer 4.3c

- A bug was fixed in 'Paste sequences...' (Edit menu), if codes were copied from one sequence to other sequences.

- Improvements in the sequence variables drawer of the main sequence window. You can now move the vertical line, dividing the variable names and their values, to the left or to the right, to enlarge either the part with the variable names, or the part with the variable values.

- Improvements in the audio/movie window. You can now resize the window with the resize button in the lower right corner. If a movie exceeds a sequence while playing, the next sequence is automatically opened (you should check 'Show next sequence if movie exceeds STARTTIME' in the 'Playing' tab of the file settings).

- Sorting sequences is up to ten times faster.

- Changes and improvements in various windows of the 'Text' menu; the possibility to neglect characters was added to the 'Text analysis' window.

- 'Clear sequences' (Edit menu) can now be undone.

Changes in Sequence Viewer 4.3b

- Improvements in importing Sequence Viewer files. You can now select a folder containing Sequence Viewer files, to import all these files at once.

- In the sequence variables drawer of the main sequence window, you can check a sequence variable by clicking just to the left of the variable name. The value (or label if available) of this variable appears on top of the variable list in the drawer.

- A large number of minor improvements.

Changes in Sequence Viewer 4.3a

- A bug was introduced in version 4.3 that caused that changes made to the information fields were not saved. This is fixed.

- A bug was fixed with respect to checking for a new version of Sequence Viewer.

Changes in Sequence Viewer 4.3

Bug fixes

- Solved a bug in 'Check data' (Sequences menu) with respect to the exclusiveness of different keys.

-  If dates were entered not according to the prescribed format (like "Jun 7, 2006"), the number of days was not calculated correctly. Now deviations from the prescribed format (e.g. "7 June 2007") are also converted to the correct number of days.

- Adjusting the minimal joint frequency of joint keys in the keys coincidence graph did not work correctly if there were keys that did not coincide with other keys, causing that sometimes no graph could be created if a file had more than 15 text or time keys. This is fixed.

- Solved a bug that caused that the weighted OM measure was sometimes calculated incorrect.

- 'Convert keys' (Keys menu) sometimes showed the last applied sequence definition in case a sequence definition could not be applied.

- A number of minor bug fixes.

Improvements and new features

-  It is now possible to underline parts of the source texts. In addition is is possible to insert some common symbols, i.e. arrows. To this end a menu item 'Format' is added to the 'Text' menu. A large number of windows was adjusted to account for showing symbols. For example, arrows can also be inserted in the find and replace fields of the 'Find text' window.

- A 'keep open' button is added to 'Compute sequence variable', 'Compute event variable' and 'Convert keys'

- Added 'Count event codes' to the 'Codes' menu. This analysis assigns the number of event codes, or the number of transitions between two event codes, to a sequence variable.

Changes in Sequence Viewer 4.2d

- A number of changes were made to account for the new Sequence Viewer website.

- Improvements in the 'File settings' window.

- A popup menu is added to the lower right corner of the main sequence window. This allows you to quickly find a particular text key and the accompanying comment (on a sticky note), without the need to have the 'Text keys' window open.

Changes in Sequence Viewer 4.2c

Bug fixes

- Fixed a bug in Check data (Sequences menu): adjusting the minimum and maximum of a sequence variable was not stored.

- Solved a bug in 'Define sequence variables': if a variable was defined as a date variable, it could not be reverted to a non-date variable. This is fixed.

- Fixed a bug in 'Next event' and 'Previous event' (Codes menu): In some cases not all sequence variables were displayed in the sequence variable list if 'by sequence variables' was selected.

- Fixed a bug that caused newly added keys to remain black instead of colored.

Improvements and changes

- Improvements in User interface of Compare files... (File menu)

- A number of changes in Import file (File menu):

- Improvement in user interface of Correlation... (Sequence variables menu):

- Now dates are also treated as labels in the Table options window.

New features and additions

- You can now add a number of Sequence Viewer files to your present file at once (File menu > Import file > Add sequence Viewer files)

- Improved User Interface of T-test (Sequence variables menu):

- More options are added to 'Export file' (File menu). In addition a preview field is added, that exactly shows how the exported file will look like. See the Help file for more information.

- A menu item 'Open recent' is added to the File menu. This allows you to directly open one of the five most recently opened files in previous sessions.

- Converting codes to event variables is improved. You can now also assign a value to an event variable in case of a particular event code

Changes in Sequence Viewer 4.2b

- Fixed a bug in compute sequence variable; if the "[seqno]" option was used, the calculated value was sometimes incorrect.

- Fixed a bug in Mark Random: if a percentage < 10 was entered, the OK button remained disabled.

- Fixed a bug in Sequence definitions: if "Time interval" was used, this sometimes caused unpredictable results.

- Improvements in Export Files (Files -> Export...).

- More up-to-date progress indicators (i.e. in the upper right corner of the main sequence window), in stead of the watch and the beach ball (used in case the length of an operation cannot be determined). In addition, lengthy operations can be aborted in more cases (i.e. when calculaten agreement measures, and displaying a very long output).

- Changed the name of some menu items (Compute value -> Compute sequence variable; Find value -> Find value of sequence variable; Find event variable -> Find value of event variable) to let them correspond with their respective window names.

Changes in Sequence Viewer 4.2a

- Fixed a bug when importing source texts, that caused erroneous values on sequence variables.

- Improvements in the Define agreement window, including better user interface, better handling of very long sequences, and improved possibilities to abort time consuming calculation (in case of very long sequences) of agreement measures with command-period.

- Automatic adjustments and corrections using 'Check data...' (Sequences menu) are now considered 'minor changes (which means that you obtain a warning if you closes the file without saving).

Changes in Sequence Viewer 4.2

- Many improvements, additions, new options and improvements in the GUI. A number of bugs are fixed. The number of changes is too large to list them all.

Changes in Sequence Viewer 4.1e

- Version 4.1e addresses a bug in the sound/movie window, causing the time counter to disappear in case of audio files.

Changes in Sequence Viewer 4.1d

- Sequence Viewer now supports the 'date' data type. The date is stored as the number of days since January 1, 1970, but can be entered in a form like "Feb 12, 2007". See the help file for more information (search for "date").

- In the 'Find sequence variables' and 'Select sequences' windows, you can now select a variable label with the drop down menu, above the data entry box. The corresponding value is automatically put into the data entry box.

- The histogram of frequencies of sequence variables is improved, and now better represents the actual frequencies. Some options are added.

- In the transition and frequency graphs (Codes menu) you can now drag the circles and boxes with codes.

- A number of minor bugs were fixed.

- A number of minor improvements to the user interface.

Changes in Sequence Viewer 4.1c

- Added 'Mark up' and 'Mark down' to the Mark sequences options (Sequences --> Mark).

- Improvements to 'Find sequence variables'.

- Solved a bug in 'Find text' with 'Replace all'.

- It is now possible with 'Find text' to replace the found text with an empty string (to delete the found text).

Changes in Sequence Viewer 4.1b

- Solved a bug that sometimes caused the information from one of the five information fields to disappear.

- Solved a bug with respect to marking sequences using 'Find text'.

- It is now possible with 'Find text' to find empty information fields or a sequence without source text.

Changes in Sequence Viewer 4.1a

Changes are too numerous to list them all. The most important ones are:

- The application is now universal (both for Intel and PowerPC Macs)

- Many additions with respect to 'Text markers' and 'Time markers'. All windows with respect to 'markers' are now grouped in a new menu, called 'Keys'.

- More sophisticated 'Find' options, especially with respect to finding texts.

- A number of bug fixes.

- Improvements in the user interface, including reordering of the menus.

Changes in Sequence Viewer 4.0k

- Removed a bug in "Add event texts" (File menu --> Import...) that prevented you to actually add texts to a file.

- Improvements in "Repeated strings..." (Text menu). Now you go immediately to the sequence where the repeated strings are found.

- The 'Insert Link procedure in 'Edit sequences (Edit menu) is improved: the inserted link is now selected.

- In the "Text count" window (Text menu) you now have the possibility to count characters in addition to words.

- Numerous improvements and additions in "Check data..." (Sequences menu).

- Numerous improvements in "Text markers" and "Time markers" (Edit menu).

Changes in Sequence Viewer 4.0j

- Improvements in 'Paste sequences' (Edit menu).

- The possibility for a sequence definition is added to 'Assign markers' (Edit menu) in case of assigning the duration of keys to an event variable.

- Improvements in 'Compare files' (File menu), i.e. better count of the number of changes, and better showing differences between source texts.

- Improvements in 'Define sequences' (i.e. when (un)checking a check box to mask a sequence)

- The behavior of the scrollbars of 'Delete sequence variable' and 'Delete event variable' was improved after deleting a variable, with the 'keep open' checkbox checked.

- A menu item is added to the Event variables menu, enabling you to rearrange the order of event variables.

- Assigning codes from a code variable to values of an event variable (Code variables menu) did not yield correct results if the event variable values for some codes were left empty. This is fixed.

- If a new sequence was added when the main sequence window was in 'show codes and event variables', the source text of the previous sequence was copied to the source text of the new (empty) sequence. This is fixed.

- Marking and unmarking sequences using 'Find event codes' (Code variables menu) sometimes did not (un)marked the correct sequences. This is fixed.

- Performing 'Reliability' and 'Compare sequences' (Code variables menu) was not possible. This is fixed.

Changes in Sequence Viewer 4.0i

- A saved file sometimes appeared disabled ('greyed') in the 'Open File' dialogue box. This is fixed.

- The key up and key down arrows sometimes didn't work in adjusting onset and offset times. This is fixed

- Improvements in the 'Check data' procedure ('Sequences' menu), 'Edit sequences' ('Edit' menu).

- Some characters could not be entered in the output window. This is fixed.

- Scrolling sequence variables in some windows (i.e. 'Delete variables', 'T-Test', 'ANOVA' and 'Transform') didn't work correctly. This is fixed.

- In the 'Sequence variables' drawer sometimes labels in stead of values were saved. This is fixed.

Changes in Sequence Viewer 4.0h

- The option 'Delete marked sequences' in the 'Delete sequences' window did not work. This is fixed.

- 'Count sequences' ('Code variables' menu) did not work. This is fixed.

- In the 'Compute sequence variables' window ('Compute value' from the 'Sequence variables' menu) it is now possible to index a sequence variable with a particular sequence, to get the value on that sequence variable of another sequence (e.g. the preceding sequence).

- In the 'Sequence variables' drawer you can now choose to show value labels or values of sequence variables.

- A menu item 'ANOVA...' is added to the 'Event variables' menu, allowing you to perform an analysis of variance on an event variable, with a sequence variable as independent variable. The design for this analysis is a nested design with the sequences nested under the independent variable.

- The 'Assign event variable to code variable' (Event variables menu) now shows the actual minimum and maximum values of the selected event variable, to aid you in selecting appropriate value ranges.

- Improvements in the GUI, i.e. better hiliting of the help button (the question mark button in the lower left corner of windows) and the position of the mark list (available if the mark button is pressed with the option key down).

Changes in Sequence Viewer 4.0g

- Changing the number of decimal digits of sequence and event variables was not possible if the minimum and maximum of the variable was 'M' (missing). This is fixed.

- Fixed a bug that caused sometimes incorrect calculation of speech rate.

- Fixed a bug re assigning the minimum or maximum of a number of event variables to another event variable.

- Fixed a bug re 'replace all' of event variables, causing the new value to be assigned to the 'Find' variable.

- After 'Undo [some command]" better restoring of 'previous setups'.

- Improved import of sequence text files (created by the old 'Sequence' program); i.e. if the import file did not contain sequence variables and better conversion of time variables.

- Improved import of sequence variables (i.e. if values exceeded the maximum value allowed in Sequence Viewer).

- Improved editing of values of event variables.

- A number of procedures are much faster (exporting code variables, calculating minimum and maximum of sequence and event variables; changing the number of decimal digits of sequence and event variables; replacing all values of event and sequence variables).

- Changing the number of decimal digits of sequence and event variables can now be undone (if rounding changes the values).

- Assigning a random value to sequence and event variables (with 'Transform') is now also possible for real values (variables with more than zere decimal digits).

- Many other small improvements with respect to the layout and GUI.

Changes in Sequence Viewer 4.0f

- Some issues with respect to displaying and scrolling sequence variables in the 'Rearrange sequence variables' window are fixed.

- After changing the name of a sequence, event or code variable in the 'Define' windows, these names were sometimes incorrectly displayed. This is fixed.

- If 'double line space' was selected for displaying the source text in the main sequence window, splitting events didn't work correctly. Moreover pressing the link/unlink button caused the text to become single spaced. This is fixed.

- Improvements if users switch between single and double line space and between linked and unlinked code and text in the main sequence window; i.e. selected codes (if the 'edit sequence' window is open) or selected text (is switching between single and double line space) remain selected.

Changes in Sequence Viewer 4.0e

- Improvements to the 'Edit sequence' window.

- Fixed a bug in the 'suggest codes' window, that prevented to store changes in the 'ignore words' and sorting the suggestions, if no other changes were made.

- Improved the editing of code dependencies.

- If you move the mouse over codes in the code field of the main sequence window and hold the shift key down, labels of codes (if available) are shown.

Changes in Sequence Viewer 4.0d

- A new menu item, 'Frequency graph...', is added to the 'Code variables' menu. This option creates a graph, based on the joint frequencies between codes of different code variables.

- Improvements and more options to the 'Transitions graph'.

- Removed a bug that prevented you to enter a '0' (zero) in the sequence variables drawer.

Changes in Sequence Viewer 4.0c

- Improvements in the "save" procedures, i.e. a more secure "safe save", preventing loss of data in case the computer crashes during a save.

- Significant speed inprovements in case of a large number (several hundreds) of sequence variables.

- Changing the value of a sequence variable, by clicking at the name in the sequence variable drawer, did not work. This is fixed.

- Rearranging the order of sequence variables did not work correctly. This is fixed.

- Several minor improvements.

Changes in Sequence Viewer 4

Sequence Viewer 4 has lots of new options and other improvements. These are too numerous too describe. Most importantly however, the file structure is changed. As a consequence, files freated by Sequence Viewer 4 cannot be read by Sequence Viewer 3.x. Files created by older versions can simply be read by Sequence Viewer 4, but are saved in the new format. The main reasons for the new file structure were:

- It will be more easy to add new features.

- Reading files is faster.

- Most analyses will be performed faster.

If you are already acquainted with Sequence Viewer 3.x, you will not have much difficulty to find your way through the new version. Most changes concern additions to existing dialogs for analyses and data manipulation.

Changes in Sequence Viewer 3.1.3

- The maximum depth in the Tree and Path analyses is now 12.

- Copying text into the source text field of the main sequence window now accepts hard returns.

- Now you can link a large variety of files to a sequence (including PICT or PDF files), by holding the option key down when you click the 'add link' button.

- Frequency analyses of event variables and sequence variables, now include cumulative percentages in the frequency table.

- Improvements if the output is saved as a Word RTF file, i.e. regarding showing arrows.

- Improvements in positioning the player window. In rare cases the title bar could be outside of the screen.

- The "Delete sequence variable" window now has a "keep open" button, allowing you to delete a number of no longer needed sequence variables more quickly.

- Improvements in the "Delete sequences" window, in case marked sequences are deleted, i.e. faster and showing a progress bar.

- The speed of adding a large number of sequences is greatly improved.

- Improvements in the output window, i.e. better adjusted in accordance with the settings in "Page Setup".

Changes in Sequence Viewer 3.1.2

- Version 3.1.2 addresses some data entry issues.

Changes in Sequence Viewer 3.1.1

- A bug was introduced in version 3.1.0z, together with a faster 'link code and text' algorithm. This bug caused those codes that exceeded the number of events (paragraphs) in the source text field, to become invisible, if codes and texts were linked. This is solved.

- If the program was started up from a locked volume (or from a folder for which you don't have enough pribileges) by double clicking a Sequence Viewer file, the program first started to read the file, before quitting. Now it quits immediately.

- In the "Find codes" window, now a checkbox "Mark all sequences first" is available if the tab "Unmark" is selected (as it should be).

- Pasting text from another application into the text field of the main sequence window is (again) possible.

- Changes and improvements in 'Text markers'. See 'Help' for more info.

Changes in Sequence Viewer 3.1.0z

- A new menu item, 'Transition graph...', is added to the 'Code variables' menu. This option creates a graph, based on the transition frequencies between events.

- In the 'Find' field of the 'Help' window, you can now use the ampersand to do an 'and' search.

- An option 'Import event texts' is added to the 'Import file' window (obtained by 'Import...' from the 'File' menu). This allows you to import a text file as event texts into your file.

- In case of very long sequences (consisting of thousands of events), it took a considerable amount of time (many minutes) to show the sequence, especially if code and text are linked. Now the speed is increased with a factor of 100 or more (showing a sequence of 5000 events within a second, depending on the speed of your computer).

- If you selected both 'frequencies' and 'proportions' in the 'Matrix setup' window, you obtained two frequency transitions matrices, in stead of one matrix with frequency transitions and one matrix with probabilities. This is fixed.

- In some cases, if you opened a Sequence Viewer file, the last opened sequence (that is, the sequence that was open the moment you closed the program the previous time), remained partly blank. This only occurred sometimes if you changed the size of the main sequence window, the file was very large, you have a slow computer, and you started the program by double-clicking the Sequence Viewer file. This is fixed.

Changes in Sequence Viewer 3.1.0y

Part of the changes concern reordering of menu item to make them more logical. In addition these menu items have iundergone a number of improvements. Especially the 'Edit' menu now have a number of menu items that concern editing sequences. The reference manual is updated to reflect these changes.

- A new menu item, 'Mark random...', is added to the 'Sequences' menu, enabling you to mark a random selection of sequences.

- The 'Clear sequences...' menu item is now available from the 'Edit' menu in stead of the 'Sequences' menu.

- A new menu item, 'Paste sequences...' is added to the 'Edit' menu. This menu item replaces the the menu item 'Paste text...' from the 'Text' menu, but have more options than the old 'Paste text...' menu item, i.e. to copy and paste event codes and event variables, and to copy and paste whole sequences (that is to duplicate sequences).

- A new menu item, 'Assign empty codes...' is added to the 'Edit' menu. This menu item replaces the menu item 'Fill empty sequences...' from the 'Sequences' menu.

- A new menu item, 'Auto code...' is added to the 'Edit' menu. This menu item combines the menu items 'Find special...' and 'Assign code' from the 'Text' menu (which are removed from the 'Text' menu).

- 'Check data...' from the 'Sequences' menu is improved and has some more options (e.g. to check if the first character of the event text equeals the first code, which in previous version was incorporated in 'Find special...' from the 'Text' menu).

- When uniting events in the 'Define sequence' window, the option "take mean of event variables" was selected, the means were calculated incorrectly. This bug is fixed.

Changes in Sequence Viewer 3.1.0x

- The 'precision time scale' slider in the player window didn't respond if the start time of the sequence was 'M'. This is fixed.

- Now the player window remains open (if it is already open) if new sequences are added and 'open linked files' is checked in the File Settings window.

- Printing is improved and much faster, especially if the output window contains a lot of text. Moreover a bug that prevented to print a 'section' from the Sequence Viewer Help file is fixed.

- A bug is fixed in the Personalize screen. If you typed return in one of the three fields, it added just another line instead of activating the OK button.

Changes in Sequence Viewer 3.1.0w

- Removed a bug in "Mark selection..." from the "Sequence" menu, that caused erroneous results for finding values on a sequence variable.

- The "Cancel" button on the "Keywords table" dialog box didn't respond. This is fixed.

- Removed a bug in the "File Settings" window. If "video/audio" was checked in the "Linked files" tab, the "Playing" tab became disabled, but should become enabled.

- Disabling and enabling the 'paste links' and 'unlink' buttons in the main Sequence Viewer window was not always correct. This is fixed.

- Now you can also open movie files exported by iMovie as QuickTime files.

Changes in Sequence Viewer 3.1.0v

- Find codes is improved and now has the possibility to find event codes occurring before or after a particular other event code, or at the first or last position in a sequence.

- Changes and improvements to compare files.

Changes in Sequence Viewer 3.1.0u

- Text Analysis ('Text analysis...' from the 'Text' menu) and Speech rate (Speech rate... from the Text menu) are improved and have a number of new options, ie. the use of wild card characters and the option to neglect text between brackets.

- A new menu command ('Word count') is added to the 'Text' menu and replaces the simpler analysis that was incorporated in the former 'Text analysis' command.

- Finding text ('Find text...' from the 'Text' menu) is improved, especially if wild card characters are used. A bug is removed that sometimes caused the program to incorrectly find nothing, if the user moved to a different sequence.

- A bug is removed that prevented to store changes in the dependencies between codes of code variables.

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