Different GUIs (Graphical User Interface) were developed to ease the use of BEST methods.

Scilab versions (Scilab free software):

Excel VBA version (Di Prima 2013video tutorial):


BEST-WR is an adaptation of the BEST method for the hydraulic characterization of both hydrophilic and water-repellent soils (Di Prima et al. 2021).


BEST-WR-3T is a three-term BEST formulation to describe infiltration in water-repellent soils. It does not require the definition of the transient state. (Yilmaz et al. 2022).

  • See the BEST_Version_003 above 

Other simplified methods