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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<FONT SIZE=+0>Note that this is experimental software and these instructions
10have gotten only minimal testing. Report problems to
11<A HREF="mailto:brian.toby@nist.gov">Brian Toby</A></FONT>
12
13<P><B>1. Download the following files:</B>
14<UL>
15<LI>
16<A HREF="ftp://ftp.ncnr.nist.gov/bt1/gsas/win/gsaskit_Jan98.exe">ftp://ftp.ncnr.nist.gov/bt1/gsas/win/gsaskit_Jan98.exe</A>
17(6093356 bytes)</LI>
18
19<LI>
20<A HREF="ftp://ftp.ncnr.nist.gov/bt1/gsas/win/tcltk80p2+.exe">ftp://ftp.ncnr.nist.gov/bt1/gsas/win/tcltk80p2+.exe</A>
21(3604992 bytes)</LI>
22
23<LI>
24<A HREF="ftp://ftp.ncnr.nist.gov/bt1/gsas/expgui.exe">ftp://ftp.ncnr.nist.gov/bt1/gsas/expgui.exe</A>
25(~300 K bytes)
26<P>
27If you want to try the absolute latest release (which may not have gotten
28a lot of testing, but probably has new capabilities and bug fixes) shift-click
29on <A HREF="ftp://ftp.ncnr.nist.gov/bt1/gsas/expgui_alpha.zip">
30ftp://ftp.ncnr.nist.gov/bt1/gsas/expgui_alpha.zip</A> in place of
31the expgui.exe file. You will need an unzip program to use this file.
32</LI>
33</UL>
34You can put these .EXE files anywhere on your computer, but make a note of the
35locations for steps 2 and 4, below.
36
37<P><B>2. Run the programs</B>
38<UL>Use the file manager or Run command to succesively run, gsaskit_Jan98.exe,
39tcltk80p2+.exe, and expgui.exe (the order should not matter).
40[N.B. If using expgui_alpha.zip uncompress with a tool such as WinZip
41into c:/gsas/expgui]
42
43This will cause the files to be unpacked. The default
44locations for installation are:
45<P>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; gsaskit_Jan98.exe&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
46c:/gsas
47<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
48tcltk80p2+.exe&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
49c:/expgui
50<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
51expgui.exe&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
52c:/gsas/expgui
53
54<P>These files can be located on other disks and in directories with
55other names, but the expgui.exe files
56<I><U>must</U></I> be located in a subdirectory of the GSAS files.
57If these files will be located on a fileserver, the file server
58must be mapped to appear as a disk drive (must be assigned a name
59such as F:).
60</UL>
61<P><B>3. Create a shortcut:</B>
62<UL>
63<LI>
64On a blank part of the Windows desktop, click the <I><U>right</U></I> mouse
65button and then select NEW and then shortcut and click with the <I><U>left</U></I>
66mouse button.</LI>
67
68<LI>
69provide command</LI>
70
71<UL><TT>c:\tcl\bin\wish80.exe c:\gsas\expgui\expgui</TT></UL>
72</UL>
73
74<UL>(modify previous paths, if you have located the files in different places)</UL>
75
76<UL>
77<LI>
78click on NEXT with the <I><U>left</U></I> mouse button.</LI>
79
80<LI>
81Enter name EXPGUI</LI>
82
83<LI>
84click on FINISH with the <I><U>left</U></I> mouse button.</LI>
85</UL>
86
87<UL>You may want to modify the shortcut by modifying the properties to
88change the icon or the default properties.</UL>
89<B>4. Delete the downloaded .exe files to save space (optional)</B>
90
91<P>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; gsaskit_Jan98.exe
92<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; tcltk80p2+.exe
93<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; expgui.exe
94<BR>&nbsp;
95
96<P>More information about EXPGUI, including information on how it
97can be customized, can be found on web pages <A HREF="http://www.ncnr.nist.gov/~toby/expgui/expgui.html">expgui.html</A>
98and <A HREF="http://www.ncnr.nist.gov/~toby/expgui/expgui_cfg.html">expgui_cfg.html</A>,
99found in the \gsas\expgui\doc directory.
100<BR>&nbsp;
101<H2>
102Questions</H2>
1031. Can I use a different version of Tcl/Tk than the one here?
104<UL>Yes -- but: you will need both Tcl/Tk and the Winexec package (see
105http://www.du.edu/~mschwart/tcl-tk.htm) for the GUI to work. Further,
106several utility routines (liveplot and widplt)
107require the BLT package to be properly configured as a loadable
108package to run. If you care what vintage of Tcl/Tk you are using, you are
109obviously a "power user" so take a look at the pkgIndex.tcl files and fix
110your version appropriately.
111<BR>&nbsp;</UL>
1122. Do I need to modify the PATH, etc in my AUTOEXEC.BAT file?
113<UL>Only if you will use the PC-GSAS or GSAS.BAT menu programs as well.
114If so, do the following (from the GSAS readme file):
115<BR>&nbsp;
116<UL><TT>5. Modify the PATH statement in your autoexec.bat file to add C:\GSAS\EXE
117to the path (or whatever disk letter you choose for \GSAS)</TT>
118
119<P><TT>6. Add the statement "SET GSAS=C:\GSAS" (again pick the appropriate
120drive letter) to your auto exec.bat file.</TT>
121
122<P><TT>7. Add the statement "SET PGPLOT_FONT=C:\GSAS\FONTS\GRFONT.DAT"</TT>
123
124<P><TT>8. Make sure you have sufficient environment space for these additions
125and two more that are done by gsas.bat each time you run gsas.</TT></UL>
126</UL>
1273. What versions of Windows can I use?
128<UL>This package has gotten some testing under Win95 and WinNT v4.0.
129My limited experience to Win98 seems to show that EXPGUI seems to
130run OK there.
131I would not expect this to run under Win32s on Win3.1.
132</UL>
133
134<H2>
135Acknowledgements</H2>
136The version of Tcl/Tk here was compiled by <A HREF="http://www.xraylith.wisc.edu/~khan/software/tcl/index.html#tcltk-80p2-ming">Mumit
137Khan</A> and the Winexec package, which is needed to allow Tcl/Tk to run
138the GSAS DOS .exe files was created by <A HREF="http://www.du.edu/~mschwart/tcl-tk.htm">Michael
139I. Schwartz</A>.
140
141<P>
142<hr>
143GSAS is written by Allen C. Larson and Robert B. Von Dreele,  MS-H805,
144Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545. Problems, questions
145or kudos concerning GSAS should be sent to Robert B. Von Dreele at
146<A HREF="MAILTO:vondreele@lanl.gov">vondreele@lanl.gov</A>
147<P>GSAS is Copyright, 1984-1997, The Regents of the University of California.
148The GSAS software was produced under a U.S. Government contract (W-7405-ENG-36)
149by the Los Alamos National Laboratory, which is operated by the University
150of California for the U.S. Department of Energy. The U.S. Government is
151licensed to use, reproduce, and distribute this software. Permission is
152granted to the public to copy and use this software without charge, provided
153that this notice and any statement of authorship are reproduced on all
154copies. Neither the Government nor the University makes any warranty, express
155or implied, or assumes any liability or responsibility for the use of this
156software.
157<P>EXPGUI is written by Brian H. Toby of the NIST Center for Neutron Research,
158<A HREF="MAILTO:Brian.Toby@NIST.GOV">Brian.Toby@NIST.GOV</A> 
159with help from Jonathan Wasserman.
160
161<P>EXPGUI is not subject to copyright. Have fun with it.
162
163<p>Neither the U.S. Government nor any author makes any warranty,
164expressed or implied, or assumes any liability or responsibility
165for the use of this information or the software described
166here. Brand names cited here are used for
167identification purposes and do not consitute an endorsement by NIST.
168
169<p><a href="http://www.ncnr.nist.gov/~toby/">Brian Toby</a> (<a href="mailto:brian.toby@nist.gov">Brian.Toby@NIST.GOV</a>)
170<br>
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