Prerequisites for Running Interactive Examples

It is possible to run this program from xmosaic as you read about it. 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.

If you have not already done so, obtain this collection of script files, fortran codes, and HDF format data files. (Note that this collection includes all of the files needed for using plotmtv, xds, ximage, xmgr, and xv while reading about these programs in xmosaic. You do not need to obtain a separate collection of files for each of these programs.)

Mosaic will uncompress the collection once the transfer to your machine is complete. 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-sv 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-sv.