Installing & Testing the LCModel package

Requirements
Installation and test run
Documentation
Further Tests
License
Further comments on Computers


Requirements:

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Free installation and test run:

  1. Download

    lcm-64.tar ( 11Mbyte) (for most 64-bit systems)
    or
    lcm-32.tar (7.4Mbyte) (for 32-bit and 64-bit systems)

    If you are unsure, download and install lcm-64.tar. If you quickly get an error message like "No such file or directory" or "Cannot execute binary file" or "Kernel too old" during installation, then uninstall and then download and install lcm-32.tar.

  2. Open a terminal and install and test the package with the two commands:
       tar xf lcm-??.tar
       ./install-lcmodel
    where ?? is 64 or 32. Note that the last command starts with a dot.

    (If you get an error message about not being able to open or connect to your display, then click here.)
    Chapter 4 of the User's Manual has more information on installation and displaying the results.

  3. Your test-run results should be similar to PLOTs 1-4 in the documentation (and fairly similar to the 2007 result).
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Documentation

The User's Manual (in $HOME/.lcmodel/doc/manual.pdf) is a full reference manual (184 pages), and most users only need to read a small part of it (as outlined in the overview in Section 1.1). Chapter 4 explains the test runs in detail. Also print out $HOME/.lcmodel/doc/figures.pdf (29 pages), and bind it separately from the manual. If possible, print both in duplex mode (both sides of a sheet).

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Further Tests

You can run your own data. LCModel will stop, but only after plotting the absolute value of your spectrum. So, you can test data conversion and input to LCModel.

LCMgui guides you through these extra tests. To start a new LCMgui session, you enter

   cd $HOME/.lcmodel
   ./lcmgui
(Note that the last command starts with a dot. The manual specifies how you can easily reduce these two commands to simply lcmgui.)

You can further test and configure all the facilities of LCMgui by installing a false license, as specified in Section 4.2.5 of the LCModel manual.

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License

A small license file that you obtain with your license fully enables your LCModel package to analyze all data (not just the test data).

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Further comments on Computers

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Contact: Stephen Provencher: sp@lcmodel.CA

Last modified: 18 November 2016