Prerequisites for Running Interactive Examples

It is possible to experiment with the examples discussed in this case study as you read about them. To be able to do this, you must have a file named .mailcap that contains the line

and a file named .mime.types with the line

in your home directory. (Note that both file names begin with a period so you must use the -a option of ls to see them in your home directory.)

Check now that you have these files (with at least these entries) in your home directory. If you do not, you will need to create them and then logout and log back into your account before you can proceed further with these instructions.

Obtain this collection of script files, fortran codes, and xmgr parameter files. Mosaic will uncompress the collection. When you are asked to name the resulting binary file for storage on your machine, respond by typing

Click here to untar the archive. The scripts and compiled programs have now been placed in a new interactive-ch subdirectory of the directory in which you started xmosaic.

Finally, whenever you want to use the interactive examples, be sure that you run xmosaic from the parent directory of interactive-ch.