The SCANPS program has been used as a test bed for a lot of studies, many of which are not yet published. When the work is published, I will try to clean up the source code and distribute it. Currently, I can not be sure that the code will compile on all ANSI-C compilers, so for the time being, I am making precompiled binaries available for Sun (SunOS 4.1.3) and Silicon Graphics (IRIX 5.2). I have access to a Silicon Graphics running IRIX 4.X, so if you want the programs on the older operating system, then let me know.
The programs are available by anonymous ftp from www.compbio.dundee.ac.uk in the subdirectory programs/scanps. You can also reach this directory using a WWW browser such as Mosaic (URL=http://www.compbio.dundee.ac.uk). If you download the programs please send me a short email with your name, affiliation and address. I will add you to my user database and send you an email when the programs are updated and/or sources are made available.