Sd - A Square Dance Caller's Helper

           3B^                    2BV
               2GV  1G^  3GV  4G^
           4B^                    1BV

              ECHO 3X2 acey deucey

           2G^                    4BV
               3GV  3B^  1BV  1G^
           2B^                    4GV

Sd: a checker-moving program that is powerful, sophisticated, accurate and reliable.

The current version of Sd/Sdtty is 38.66, released on July 27, 2014.

There have been a number of recent false positives from anti-virus software, due to that software getting increasingly picky. You may need to disable anti-virus software when downloading. All versions of Sd and Sdtty are scanned before release, on multiple anti-virus programs, and the computer on which Sd is developed is scanned frequently.

There is a "Frequently Asked Questions" (FAQ) file. See the link below.

Sd and Sdtty are distributed under the GNU General Public License. Source files are available below.

Hints for inexperienced users:

(1) You may find that Sd is more user-friendly than Sdtty, particularly if you are having trouble with sessions or abridgement files. It will show you the startup options more clearly. You can type commands at Sd the same way you type at Sdtty. It just looks different.

(2) If in doubt about how to enter some complex call, type part of the call and a question mark. For example, if you want to know how to modify the star turn on a chain reaction, type "chain reac?". Then, following its hint, type "tion, turn the star 1/2".

(3) You may have heard that Sd lets you type complex calls directly, using brackets, as in "catch [motivate] 3". This is true, but you may find it unwieldy if you are accustomed to entering things piecemeal. You can still do it that way. Remember to type "<anything>", not just "<any>". For example, type "catch <anything> 3". (Not sure about that? Type "catch" and a question mark.) Then type the "motivate".
 

Frequently Asked Questions

 
Show off!
A sample of fun things Sd can do.
 
Background
Background and availability info.
 
Get Sd now!
Be running the latest, fully-functional version on your own PC (Windows or Linux) in minutes.
Or download the program for other varieties of Unix.
A Macintosh version of Sdtty (for Mac OS X) is available here. It might not be fully up-to-date at all times.
 
Documentation
Browse or download documents about Sd, including the release notes and the users manual.
 
Source Code
This is the source code for Sd and Sdtty. It is distributed under the GNU General Public License.
 

Want to report a bug or ask a question?  Email <wba@alum.mit.edu>.


For general info on square dancing, see the Western Square Dancing site.
Time-stamp: "9 January 2005"