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# on 2000/12/22 21:14:32, toby did:
minor edits, recommend tcl 8.2 now

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    7777<A Href="http://www.ncnr.nist.gov/programs/crystallography/software/tclpkgs.html">
    7878Tcl/Tk</A> distribution<BR>
    79 I am testing a new version (Tcl/Tk v8.2):<BR>
     79I recommend using this (not so new) version (Tcl/Tk v8.2):<BR>
    8080<A HREF="ftp://ftp.ncnr.nist.gov/pub/cryst/tcltk/tcltk82blt24qwinexec0601.exe">
    8282(2686464 bytes)
    83 <BR>or an older version (Tcl/Tk v8.0):<BR>
     83<BR>Or, you could also load this older version (Tcl/Tk v8.0):<BR>
    8484<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>
    85 (3604992 bytes)
    87 <P><LI>The
    88 <A HREF="expgui.html">
    89 EXPGUI
    90 </A>
    91 code<BR>
     85(3604992 bytes). I think 8.2 is a better choice.
     88<A HREF="expgui.html">EXPGUI</A> code<BR>
    9289<A HREF="ftp://ftp.ncnr.nist.gov/pub/cryst/gsas/expgui.exe">ftp://ftp.ncnr.nist.gov/pub/cryst/gsas/expgui.exe</A>
    9390(~340 K bytes)
    9895You will need an unzip program, such as WinZip or pkZip, to use this file.
     96(sometimes I update
     97<A HREF="ftp://ftp.ncnr.nist.gov/pub/cryst/gsas/expgui_alpha.exe">
     99but this may lag behind the .ZIP version or be deleted.)
    100101If you are using an older version of GSAS (before April, 2000) you may
    2032041. Can I use a different version of Tcl/Tk than the one here?
    204205<UL>Yes -- but: you will need both Tcl/Tk and the Winexec package (see
    205 http://www.du.edu/~mschwart/tcl-tk.htm) for the GUI to work. Further,
     206http://www.du.edu/~mschwart/tcl-tk.htm) for the GUI to work
     207with Windows-95, -98 and -me. Further,
    206208several utility routines (liveplot and widplt)
    207209require the BLT package to be properly configured as a loadable
    208210package to run. If you care what vintage of Tcl/Tk you are using, you are
    209211obviously a "power user" so take a look at the pkgIndex.tcl files and fix
    210 your version appropriately. Please note that EXPGUI seems to run very
     212your version, if you get an error about loading Blt_ZoomStack.
     213Please note that EXPGUI seems to run very
    211214slowly in Tcl/Tk version 8.1, but OK in 8.0 and 8.2.
    212215<BR> </UL>
    244247<UL>This package has gotten some testing under Win95 and WinNT v4.0.
    245248My limited experience with Win98 seems to show that EXPGUI runs OK.
    246 It might be possible to get some parts of the package to run under Win32s on Win3.1, but
    247 don't ask me for help.
     249It might be possible to get some parts of the package to run under
     250Win3.1 with the Tcl/Tk version (8.0) that runs in Win32s, but
     251you are on your own.
    2492534. EXPGUI seems pretty slow, or is it my imagination?
    251 Well, actually the problem is Windows. EXPGUI is pretty zippy in LINUX, but some operations
    252 (reading a histogram in liveplot for example) can take 3-5 times longer in Windows than in UNIX.
     255Well, actually the problem is Windows. EXPGUI is pretty zippy in LINUX,
     256but some operations
     257(reading a histogram in liveplot for example) can take 3-5 times
     258longer in Windows than in UNIX on the exact same hardware.
     259By all means, take this up with the folks in Redmond, WA.
    261268One is that the graphics package (PGPLOT) cannot find the PGPLOT_FONT
    262269environment variable (that points to file GRFONT.DAT). EXPGUI does this
    263 correctly, unless you are out of environment space (and I don't know how to
    264 fix that in Windows.)
     270for you and warns if it can't find this file, so the likely reason is
     271that you are out of environment space (see 2, above).
    266273The other appears to be a graphics mode problem. Not all modes work
    271278(by opening a DOS box and type SET, also see question 2, above.)
    272279If the plotting program runs in PC-GSAS or GSAS.BAT but not EXPGUI, you have a
    273 real EXPGUI bug.
     280real EXPGUI bug and should bug me.
    275282<a name="NetPath"></a></UL>
    2762834. Can GSAS and EXPGUI be located on a shared network drive?
    278 Yes, but the path must be mapped to a "logical drive."
    279 (e.g. F:) since GSAS is basically a DOS program.
     285Yes, but. The path must be mapped to a "logical drive."
     286(e.g. F:) since GSAS is basically a set of DOS programs.
    280287Likewise, you will have troubles accessing
    281288experiment and data files on a networked drive unless
    282289that path is also mapped to a "logical drive."
     290EXPGUI will warn you, if you do either.
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