SPIDER Installation on Linux and OSX


Contents

  1. LOADING THE DISTRIBUTION
  2. INSTALLATION
  3. RUNNING SPIDER
  4. TESTING SPIDER
  5. DOCUMENTATION
  6. BUGS

  1. LOADING THE SPIDER/WEB DISTRIBUTION

    1. Download SPIDER/Web and place it in an appropriate directory: PARENT-DIR.
      The compressed SPIDER/Web distribution takes about 310 Mb of disk space. The uncompressed whole distribution will take more than 850Mb, but includes libraries and executables for several different systems some of which can be discarded.
    2. Uncompress the tar archive e.g.
      gunzip spiderweb.21.04.tar.gz
    3. Unpack the tar archive e.g.
      tar -xvf spiderweb.21.04.tar
    4. The following SPIDER directories will be created under: PARENT-DIR (along with other directories for Web, etc.):

      Directory Contents
      spider/src SPIDER source code, SPIDER libraries
      spider/bin SPIDER executables
      spider/docs SPIDER documentation, html pages
      spider/proc Sample procedure files
      spider/fftw FFTW code and libraries
      spider/man Operation manual pages, Nextresults
      spider/pubsub PubSub scripts, documentation and executables
  2. INSTALLATION

  3. RUNNING SPIDER

    Run SPIDER in a terminal window: spider three-character-data-extension

    All SPIDER data files will have the three-character-data-extension (called a datacode within SPIDER) added automatically inside SPIDER.

    The SPIDER "RESULTS" files are named results.ext.? where ext is the datacode and "?" is a version number which is incremented over any existing results file version in that directory.

  4. TESTING SPIDER

    Some simple tests are available to see if SPIDER is operating correctly.

    If SPIDER does not run:

  5. DOCUMENTATION

    There is an overview of SPIDER documentation in the file: documents.html in the SPIDER_DIR/docs sub-directory. All SPIDER documentation is included with the distribution and is accessible via your Web browser. Just point your browser at: SPIDER_DIR/docs/spider.html
  6. BUGS, SUGGESTIONS

    In the event that you have questions about methodologies or wish to report bugs please send us complete info on what you are trying to do, including the operating system, SPIDER executable, relevant results files, procedure files, and error messages. The more complete the info the faster the response.

    Send this info to:

    ArDean Leith
    Wadsworth Labs, P.O. Box 509, Albany, New York 12201
    Phone: 518-486-5604
    Email: spider@wadsworth.org


Source: spider-inst-linux.html     Last update: 2 May 2013     ArDean Leith
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