The Tensor programme was originally developed in QuickBasic for MsDos (Dos-Tensor). The first version was officially presented at the EUG VII Strasbourg in 1993. Since then it was regularly upgraded till December 2001 (version 4.33). This last version includes the Quality Ranking Scheme according to the World Stress Map 2000 release.
In order to follow the technological progress, a new Visual Basic 6 for Windows version of the same program (Win-Tensor) started to be developed in 2001. The database module was completed in early 2005 and tested in summer 2005. Development of the processing module is in progress, with the most important features are already available. The new Windows version remains fully compatible with the Dos version, including many new features.
The TENSOR program is available from the author, by request at the Contact address or by download from this web site. It is provided free of charges for non-commercial institutions, only for scientific and education purposes. In the case of publication of results obtained by this program, it is requested to mention the origin of the program by citing the reference article(s).
This program has been developed by Dr. Damien Delvaux, structural geologist and programmer specialist, initially for a didactic purpose. Developed by a geologist in constant interaction with the field and tested by several generations of students and professional users, it offers a great interactivity between the user, their data and the processing parameters. It was rapidly adopted by many became widely used worldwide.