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Installing PROFIT

Installing Profit is straightforward, although it helps if you are familiar with unix "tarballs" and the unix directory structure. Mac OSX users should be able to download the binary version which will expand either automatically or after double-clicking.

Profit binary tarballs come in two types:

Complete : These include everything needed for Profit to run, and can be downloaded, untarred, and run immediately.

Update : These will update Profit to the latest version. Profit requires a small binary and library of its own, and is compiled using a specific version of the ROOT library, which must also be installed (and is provided in the complete package). Our intent is to change the ROOT version infrequently, while we expect relatively rapid changes in Profit itself. Therefore, the ROOT library will be left out of update releases, to reduce unnecessary downloads.

Profit also uses atomic data taken from the ATOMDB database; we plan to add data from XSTAR soon as well. These are OS-independent datafiles which will change very infrequently, but must be installed initially.

Step-by-Step Installation

Step 1 Download the most recent binary Profit distribution for your OS, or download the source distribution. If available for your operating system, we recommend the binary distribution as it is quicker and easier to install.
Step 2 (Binary) Untar the distribution in a convenient directory:
unix% cd directory for profit
unix% tar zxf profit-version-ostype.tar.gz
unix% cd profit
Step 2 (Source) Untar the distribution in a convenient directory:
unix% cd directory for profit
unix% tar zxf profit-version-src.tar.gz
unix% cd profit
Now read the INSTALL directions for more details:
unix% more INSTALL
Installation is complete!

From Linux: Run Profit using this command: unix% bin/profit

From the Mac: First, ensure that X Windows is running; Profit for the Mac requires X Windows. Then, double-click on the profit.command icon. This has the side-effect of running the "Terminal" program, and will fail if X Windows is not running. The Terminal program can be exited after running Profit.

Instructions on using Profit are also available. If you have problems installing Profit, please inform the developers using the Feedback form.


If you have any questions concerning Profit, please visit the Feedback form.


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