# Dips

<b>Graphical and Statistical Analysis of Orientation Data</b> <br><br> <i>Dips</i> 7.0 is designed for the interactive analysis of orientation based geological data. The program has many applications and is designed for the novice or occasional user, as well as the more experienced user of stereographic projection who wishes to utilize more advanced tools in the analysis of geological data. For wedge stability analysis, plane orientations can be imported from <i>Dips</i> into <i>Swedge</i> or <i>Unwedge</i>.<br><br> For a comprehensive program overview, including a description of available features and options, see the <a href="https://rocscience.com/help/dips/webhelp7/Dips.htm">Online Help</a>.<br><br>

### FAQ's

- Theory
- Stability Analysis
- Graphical Output
- Sets
- Borehole Traverse/Oriented Core
- Traverses/Terzaghi Weighting

### Entering Data into Dips

- How do I specify Orientation 3 for a vertical borehole?
- What is a linear traverse in Dips?
- How do I enter borehole data into Dips?
- Can I convert alpha/beta from an oriented core drilling into dip/dip direction or strike/dip data?
- How can I correct the bias of televiewer data (dip and dip direction) in Dips?
- How do I define traverses in order to use the Terzaghi weighting option?

### Using Dips

- How can I find the standard deviation and averages of a set of data?
- How do I customize chart views, legend scale, etc. in Dips?
- How can I get Sets information to appear in the Legend?
- How are Dips files saved?
- How can I quickly determine which planes are associated with different failure types in Dips?
- For wedges sliding on one plane, can I use Dips to determine which joint is the sliding joint?

### Capabilities and Limitations

- Why am I seeing the message: "Too many entries for grid intersections"?
- Why is there a limit of 30,000 intersections in the Preferences dialog?
- Can Dips display half circle rosette plots?
- What is the maximum number of data points that Dips can handle?
- Can coordinates be entered into Dips?
- Is there a maximum number of traverses that can be defined within one Dips file?

### Theory

- How do I define Orient 1?
- What is the difference between the Global Mean and the Global Best Fit?
- How are mean planes calculated in Dips?
- What does the Rosette Plot in Dips show?
- Article on Orientation of Borehole Data
- What does the Terzaghi weighting option do?