OpenDendro features the comprehensive set of tools of the Dendrochronology Program Library (dpl) created by Richard Holmes, the late research software engineer from the University of Arizona's Laboratory of Tree Ring Research who harnessed the quantitative potential of dendrochronology in the 1980s and early-1990s.

OpenDendro offers equivalent functionality of dpl through the dplpy library for Python and dplR library for R.

These libraries also incorporate various tools found in Ed Cook's ARSTAN program suite.

Cook's groundbreaking work in the development and maintenance of ARSTAN has been instrumental in propelling dendrochronology forward, and without it, progress in the field would have been significantly hindered.

To facilitate accessibility, we have made the source code of ARSTAN and other programs written in the FORTRAN programming language available for interested researchers.

Additionally, we have developed a selection of user-friendly Apps for tree-ring analysis, which are based on the dplR library. These apps provide a more streamlined experience for specific applications within dendrochronology.

Last update: 2024-01-09