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3   <TITLE>Windows Installation Notes for EXPGUI</TITLE>
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6<H1>
7<FONT SIZE=+2>Installation notes for GSAS with the EXPGUI GUI for Windows-95
8and -NT</FONT></H1>
9<EM>Please note that EXPGUI is still under development and gets less testing by the author
10in Windows than in UNIX. Please report problems, including comments on
11these instructions to
12<A HREF="mailto:brian.toby@nist.gov">Brian Toby</A>
13</EM>
14<P><B>1. Download the following files:</B>
15<UL>
16Shift-click on the links below to download the files.
17<P>
18<LI>
19<A HREF="ftp://ftp.ncnr.nist.gov/pub/cryst/gsas/win/gsaskit_Jan98.exe">ftp://ftp.ncnr.nist.gov/pub/cryst/gsas/win/gsaskit_Jan98.exe</A>
20(6093356 bytes)</LI>
21
22<LI>
23<A HREF="ftp://ftp.ncnr.nist.gov/pub/cryst/gsas/win/tcltk80p2+.exe">ftp://ftp.ncnr.nist.gov/pub/cryst/gsas/win/tcltk80p2+.exe</A>
24(3604992 bytes)</LI>
25
26<LI>
27<A HREF="ftp://ftp.ncnr.nist.gov/pub/cryst/gsas/expgui.exe">ftp://ftp.ncnr.nist.gov/pub/cryst/gsas/expgui.exe</A>
28(~340 K bytes)
29<LI>
30Optionally download the TCLDUMP program to speed and enhance liveplot,
31and the
32EXPTOOL program which allows EXPGUI to add phases, histograms and atoms
33to .EXP files.
34<A HREF="ftp://ftp.ncnr.nist.gov/pub/cryst/gsas/exe_win/tcldump.zip">ftp://ftp.ncnr.nist.gov/pub/cryst/gsas/exe_win/tcldump.zip</A> (~85 K bytes)
35<BR>
36or <A HREF="ftp://ftp.ncnr.nist.gov/pub/cryst/gsas/exe_win/tcldump.exe">ftp://ftp.ncnr.nist.gov/pub/cryst/gsas/exe_win/tcldump.exe</A> (~160 K bytes)
37<P>
38<A HREF="ftp://ftp.ncnr.nist.gov/pub/cryst/gsas/exe_win/exptool.zip">ftp://ftp.ncnr.nist.gov/pub/cryst/gsas/exe_win/exptool.zip</A> (~300 K bytes)
39<BR>
40or <A HREF="ftp://ftp.ncnr.nist.gov/pub/cryst/gsas/exe_win/exptool.exe">ftp://ftp.ncnr.nist.gov/pub/cryst/gsas/exe_win/exptool.exe</A> (~700 K bytes)
41<P>
42If you want to try the absolute latest release (which may not have gotten
43a lot of testing, but probably has new capabilities and bug fixes) shift-click
44on <A HREF="ftp://ftp.ncnr.nist.gov/pub/cryst/gsas/expgui_alpha.zip">
45ftp://ftp.ncnr.nist.gov/pub/cryst/gsas/expgui_alpha.zip</A> (~320 K bytes) in place of
46the above expgui.exe file. You will need an unzip program, such as WinZip or pkZip, to use this file.
47</LI>
48</UL>
49You can put these .EXE (and .ZIP) files anywhere on your computer, but make a note of the
50locations for steps 2 and 4, below.
51
52<P><B>2. Run the programs</B>
53<UL>Use the file manager or Run command to succesively run, gsaskit_Jan98.exe,
54tcltk80p2+.exe, and expgui.exe (the order should not matter).
55[N.B. If using expgui_alpha.zip uncompress with a tool such as WinZip
56into c:\gsas\expgui]
57
58This will cause the files to be unpacked. The default
59locations for installation are:
60<PRE>
61           gsaskit_Jan98.exe   c:\gsas
62           tcltk80p2+.exe      c:\expgui
63           expgui.exe          c:\gsas\expgui
64</PRE>
65
66<P>These files can be located on other disks and in directories with
67other names, but the expgui files in expgui.exe
68<I><U>must</U></I> be located in a subdirectory of the GSAS files.
69If these files will be located on a fileserver, the file server
70must be mapped to appear as a disk drive (must be assigned a name
71such as F:).
72<P>
73If you are installing TCLDUMP, place the tcldump.exe file in the exe directory of GSAS,
74(usually c:\gsas\exe\). If you downloaded tcldump.zip, expand it first.
75</UL>
76<P><B>3. Create a shortcut:</B>
77<UL>
78<LI>
79On a blank part of the Windows desktop, click the <I><U>right</U></I> mouse
80button and then select NEW and then shortcut and click with the <I><U>left</U></I>
81mouse button.</LI>
82
83<LI>
84provide command</LI>
85
86<UL><TT>c:\tcl\bin\wish80.exe c:\gsas\expgui\expgui</TT></UL>
87</UL>
88
89<UL>(modify previous paths, if you have located the files in different places)</UL>
90
91<UL>
92<LI>
93click on NEXT with the <I><U>left</U></I> mouse button.</LI>
94
95<LI>
96Enter name EXPGUI</LI>
97
98<LI>
99click on FINISH with the <I><U>left</U></I> mouse button.</LI>
100</UL>
101
102<UL>You may want to modify the shortcut by modifying the properties to
103change the icon or the default properties.</UL>
104<B>4. Delete the downloaded .exe (and .zip) files to save space (optional)</B>
105
106<DL>
107<DD>          gsaskit_Jan98.exe
108<DD>          tcltk80p2+.exe
109<DD>          expgui.exe
110<DD>          (tcldump.zip)
111<DD>          (expgui_alpha.zip)
112</DL> 
113
114<P>More information about EXPGUI, including information on how it
115can be customized, can be found on web pages <A HREF="expgui.html">expgui.html</A>
116and <A HREF="expgui_cfg.html">expgui_cfg.html</A>,
117found in the \gsas\expgui\doc directory.
118<BR> 
119<H2>
120Questions</H2>
1211. Can I use a different version of Tcl/Tk than the one here?
122<UL>Yes -- but: you will need both Tcl/Tk and the Winexec package (see
123http://www.du.edu/~mschwart/tcl-tk.htm) for the GUI to work. Further,
124several utility routines (liveplot and widplt)
125require the BLT package to be properly configured as a loadable
126package to run. If you care what vintage of Tcl/Tk you are using, you are
127obviously a "power user" so take a look at the pkgIndex.tcl files and fix
128your version appropriately.
129<BR> </UL>
1302. Do I need to modify the PATH, etc in my AUTOEXEC.BAT file?
131<UL>Only if you will use the PC-GSAS or GSAS.BAT menu programs as well.
132If so, do the following (from the GSAS readme file):
133<BR> 
134<UL><TT>5. Modify the PATH statement in your autoexec.bat file to add C:\GSAS\EXE
135to the path (or whatever disk letter you choose for \GSAS)</TT>
136
137<P><TT>6. Add the statement "SET GSAS=C:\GSAS" (again pick the appropriate
138drive letter) to your auto exec.bat file.</TT>
139
140<P><TT>7. Add the statement "SET PGPLOT_FONT=C:\GSAS\FONTS\GRFONT.DAT"</TT>
141
142<P><TT>8. Make sure you have sufficient environment space for these additions
143and two more that are done by gsas.bat each time you run gsas.</TT></UL>
144</UL>
1453. What versions of Windows can I use?
146<UL>This package has gotten some testing under Win95 and WinNT v4.0.
147My limited experience with Win98 seems to show that EXPGUI runs OK.
148It might be possible to get some parts of the package to run under Win32s on Win3.1, but
149don't ask me for help.
150</UL>
1514. EXPGUI seems pretty slow, or is it my imagination?
152<UL>
153Well, actually the problem is Windows. EXPGUI is pretty zippy in LINUX, but some operations
154(reading a histogram in liveplot for example) can take 3-5 times longer in Windows than in UNIX.
155</UL>
156
157<H2>
158Acknowledgements</H2>
159The version of Tcl/Tk here was compiled by <A HREF="http://www.nist.gov/cgi-bin/exit_nist.cgi?url=http://www.xraylith.wisc.edu/~khan/software/tcl/index.html#tcltk-80p2-ming">Mumit
160Khan</A> and the Winexec package, which is needed to allow Tcl/Tk to run
161the GSAS DOS .exe files was created by <A HREF="http://www.nist.gov/cgi-bin/exit_nist.cgi?url=http://www.du.edu/~mschwart/tcl-tk.htm">Michael
162I. Schwartz</A>.
163
164<P>
165<hr>
166GSAS is written by Allen C. Larson and Robert B. Von Dreele,  MS-H805,
167Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545. Problems, questions
168or kudos concerning GSAS should be sent to Robert B. Von Dreele at
169<A HREF="MAILTO:vondreele@lanl.gov">vondreele@lanl.gov</A>
170<P>GSAS is Copyright, 1984-1997, The Regents of the University of California.
171The GSAS software was produced under a U.S. Government contract (W-7405-ENG-36)
172by the Los Alamos National Laboratory, which is operated by the University
173of California for the U.S. Department of Energy. The U.S. Government is
174licensed to use, reproduce, and distribute this software. Permission is
175granted to the public to copy and use this software without charge, provided
176that this notice and any statement of authorship are reproduced on all
177copies. Neither the Government nor the University makes any warranty, express
178or implied, or assumes any liability or responsibility for the use of this
179software.
180<P>EXPGUI is written by Brian H. Toby of the NIST Center for Neutron Research,
181<A HREF="MAILTO:Brian.Toby@NIST.GOV">Brian.Toby@NIST.GOV</A> 
182with help from Jonathan Wasserman.
183
184<P>EXPGUI is not subject to copyright. Have fun with it.
185
186<p>Neither the U.S. Government nor any author makes any warranty,
187expressed or implied, or assumes any liability or responsibility
188for the use of this information or the software described
189here. Brand names cited here are used for
190identification purposes and do not consitute an endorsement by NIST.
191
192<p><a href="http://www.ncnr.nist.gov/staff/toby/">Brian Toby</a> (<a href="mailto:brian.toby@nist.gov">Brian.Toby@NIST.GOV</a>)
193<br>
194$Revision: 107 $ $Date: 2009-12-04 23:00:31 +0000 (Fri, 04 Dec 2009) $
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