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It graphically displays the ASCII and [http://www.bernstein-plus-sons.com/software/CBF cbf] files that XDS writes, and can run useful shell commands with a simple mouse click. The design goal of the program is to enable XDS data processing without the commandline, and to supply additional graphical information, in a simple, user-modifiable and user-extensible way.
== How to use
the GUI ==
The program may be used to analyze graphically any existing directory with files earlier written by XDS, or may be used to create these files. It should be started in a terminal window, which will later show the output of the programs that are run (XDS, pointless, XDSCONV, ...).
After finally moving to the [[XDSGUI#XDS.INP|XDS.INP]] tab, other parameters can be adjusted by the user, and finally XDS may be run by clicking a button. The resulting output files from XDS will then be displayed in the next tabs.
After finishing this first round of processing, the [[XDSGUI#TOOLS|TOOLS]] tab may be used, which - among other things - offers those three options that I found most useful to optimize the data processing. After choosing (by mouse click) one of these three options, the user should go back to the [[XDSGUI#XDS.INP|XDS.INP]] tab, specify JOBS=DEFPIX INTEGRATE CORRECT, and run XDS again. Ideally, each of the three options should be tried separately, and its effect should be compared with the previous processing to verify that it ''really'' improved the processed data
- use [[ISa]] to decide whether the processing has improved ! Those options that improve ISa can then be used in combination.
After CORRECT, the data may be analyzed using the [[XDSGUI#XDSSTAT|XDSSTAT]] tab, and the resulting XDS_ASCII.HKL may be converted to e.g. MTZ, using the [[XDSGUI#XDSCONV|XDSCONV]] tab.
How to use the editor ===
== Tabs ==