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System requirements for McStas

McStas has been tested on various systems (see extensive tests further). All of them were found to run McStas, eventhough some of the tools (GUI) could fail.

The complete installation for McStas requires:

  1. a C compiler
  2. perl and perl-Tk
  3. Matlab OR (pgplot+pgperl+PDL) OR Gnuplot (Scilab 4.0 is also supported but not recommended)
  4. Optional stuff: VRML viewer, MPI, octave+gnuplot

WARNING:

McStas 1.12a ONLY works with scilab 4.0 (All systems).

We recommend Ubuntu and Debian systems, easy to install and provide all the necessary software. Matlab runs on these system as well. Microsoft Windows installer is now available for a very easy installation from a complete package (C compiler, Scilab, VRML viewer, McStas, perl)

The color codes indicate:

- McStas builds + works fully (including gui + at least one plotting backend)
- McStas builds + works (no gui and/or no plotting backend)
- McStas does not build (no mcstas)

Tests performed with McStas 1.12/1.12a:

System
C compiler
perl, perl-Tk
PGPLOT, pgperl, PDL Scilab Matlab Status
Debian Lenny
gcc
packages
packages
(included in .deb)
package
OK on i386
Ubuntu Hardy/Intrepid
gcc/icc
packages packages
(included in .deb)
package
OK
CentOS 5 gcc/icc perl,
compiled perl-Tk
compiled
compiled
OK
FreeBSD 7.1
gcc perl compiled
untested untested
Solaris 10 Intel
gcc perl,
compiled perl-Tk
compiled
untested untested
Microsoft Windows XP / Vista Dev-Cpp
(included in .exe)
ActiveState
(included in .exe)
OK
(included in .exe)
exe from scilab.org
(v4.0 - included in .exe)
OK

Mac OS X Panther/Tiger/Leopard
- both Intel and PPC
gcc/icc
perl
compiled perl-Tk
(included in .dmg)
compiled
(included in .dmg)
compiled
(included in .dmg)
OK





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