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XDSGUI is a GUI (graphical user interface) for XDS that is supposed to help both novice and experienced users.  
 
XDSGUI is a GUI (graphical user interface) for XDS that is supposed to help both novice and experienced users.  
 
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.
 
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.
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In its latest version, XDSGUI gives access to George Sheldrick's SHELXC, SHELXD and SHELXE programs, via the [[XDSGUI#SHELX|SHELX]] tab, and to Isabel Uson's ARCIMBOLDO programs, via the [[XDSGUI#ARCIMBOLDO|ARCIMBOLDO]] tab.
    
== How to use XDSGUI ==
 
== How to use XDSGUI ==
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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 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.  
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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. A significant increase in [[ISa]] (> 1%) indicates that the processing has improved; a slight decrease in ISa (<1%) often is accompanied by an increase of CC1/2 at high resolution, and thus should be tolerated.  
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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 JOB=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. A significant increase in [[ISa]] (> 1%) indicates that the processing has improved; a slight decrease in ISa (<1%) often is accompanied by an increase of CC1/2 at high resolution, and thus should be tolerated.  
 
Those options that improve ISa can then be used in combination.
 
Those options that improve ISa can then be used in combination.
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=== Technical aspects of XDSGUI usage ===
 
=== Technical aspects of XDSGUI usage ===
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* the simple editor operating in the XDS.INP, XDSCONV and XSCALE tabs understands ctrl-X (cut), ctrl-c (copy), ctrl-v (paste), ctrl-z (undo) and ctrl-Z (redo).  
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* the simple editor operating in the tabs understands ctrl-X (cut), ctrl-c (copy), ctrl-v (paste), ctrl-z (undo) and ctrl-Z (redo).
* ctrl-+ (control-plus) and ctrl-- (control-minus) enlarge or decrease the font size of characters (available since April 22, 2014).
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* ctrl-+ (control-plus) and ctrl-- (control-minus) enlarge or decrease the font size of characters.
* flexibility of operation: all commands in the TOOLS tab may be modified by the user, simply by modifying the (bash) code in the text field below the button. The user-changed command is automagically and permanently stored in ~/.xds-gui . The user may also change what is written on a button, by editing ~/.xds-gui.
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* flexibility of operation: all commands in the ''tools'' tab may be modified by the user, simply by modifying the (bash) code in the text field below the button. The user-changed command is automagically and permanently stored in ~/.xds-gui . The user may also change what is written on a button, by editing ~/.xds-gui. It should be obvious what to change.
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* Menu / Settings is used for setting the name of a "generic library" (e.g. /usr/local/lib64/dectris-neggia.so) for reading HDF5 files, "Paths" for binaries (xds_par, xscale_par, shelxc/d/e, ...), and "Appearance" (font size and default plot height). The Settings menu can be opened on the Mac by going to "Preferences", or pressing the "Command" (⌘) key and the "," key.
    
== Tabs ==
 
== Tabs ==
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Untrusted areas can be specified by the user, using two (UNTRUSTED_ELLIPSE; UNTRUSTED_RECTANGLE) or four (UNTRUSTED QUADRILATERAL) right mouse clicks. The resulting areas are shown with red outline, and the keyword/parameter pairs are shown in the XDS.INP tab. Step-by-step:
 
Untrusted areas can be specified by the user, using two (UNTRUSTED_ELLIPSE; UNTRUSTED_RECTANGLE) or four (UNTRUSTED QUADRILATERAL) right mouse clicks. The resulting areas are shown with red outline, and the keyword/parameter pairs are shown in the XDS.INP tab. Step-by-step:
 
* "Load" a raw frame or a CBF file (e.g. FRAME.cbf) to have it displayed. The pane can be "dragged" with the left mouse button; the mouse wheel zooms. The parameters in the XDS.INP tab are taken for resolution calculations (i.e. the frame header is not being interpreted in any way).
 
* "Load" a raw frame or a CBF file (e.g. FRAME.cbf) to have it displayed. The pane can be "dragged" with the left mouse button; the mouse wheel zooms. The parameters in the XDS.INP tab are taken for resolution calculations (i.e. the frame header is not being interpreted in any way).
* if XDS.INP does not yet exist, click "generate XDS.INP" (this ''will'' read the header). Check the XDS.INP tab afterwards but then go back to the Frame tab. Note that the current generate_XDS.INP works well for Pilatus, ADSC, Mar and some Rigaku detectors; for other kinds of detectors the values marked XXX in XDS.INP have to be filled in manually. The [[Eiger]] detector is not yet implemented in the script, but this will eventually come.
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* if XDS.INP does not yet exist, click "generate XDS.INP" (this ''will'' read the header). Check the XDS.INP tab afterwards but then go back to the Frame tab. Note that the current [[generate_XDS.INP]] works well for Pilatus, ADSC, Mar, [[Eiger]] and some Rigaku detectors; for other kinds of detectors the values marked XXX in XDS.INP have to be filled in manually.  
 
* left-click on "Untrusted areas" -> a pulldown menu appears
 
* left-click on "Untrusted areas" -> a pulldown menu appears
 
* left-click on (say) "Untrusted Rectangle (2 clicks)"
 
* left-click on (say) "Untrusted Rectangle (2 clicks)"
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* The first item of the left panel ("Show frame with predicted spots") generates the predicted pattern of reflections for a user-specified frame, overlaid on the frame, for display with [[XDS-viewer]]. The file FRAME.cbf (produced by INTEGRATE) is renamed to FRAME_$X.cbf (where X is the user-specified frame number) and remains in the temp subdirectory. It may of course be opened in the FRAME tab, but starting XDS-viewer automatically has the advantage that several frames with predictions may be inspected on the screen, at the same time. Please note: if the XDS directory resides in a FAT32 filesystem (which is often the case on a USB stick or disk), then "ln -s" (of the script line) should be replaced by "cp -p" since FAT32 does not support symlinks. Also note: for the script to work correctly, NAME_TEMPLATE_OF_DATA_FRAMES in XDS.INP has to specify an absolute, not a relative path.
 
* The first item of the left panel ("Show frame with predicted spots") generates the predicted pattern of reflections for a user-specified frame, overlaid on the frame, for display with [[XDS-viewer]]. The file FRAME.cbf (produced by INTEGRATE) is renamed to FRAME_$X.cbf (where X is the user-specified frame number) and remains in the temp subdirectory. It may of course be opened in the FRAME tab, but starting XDS-viewer automatically has the advantage that several frames with predictions may be inspected on the screen, at the same time. Please note: if the XDS directory resides in a FAT32 filesystem (which is often the case on a USB stick or disk), then "ln -s" (of the script line) should be replaced by "cp -p" since FAT32 does not support symlinks. Also note: for the script to work correctly, NAME_TEMPLATE_OF_DATA_FRAMES in XDS.INP has to specify an absolute, not a relative path.
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* The second item ("Optimizing data quality") offers commands that manipulate [[XDS.INP]] in several ways. Please note: the popup "XDS.INP has been changed externally" is emitted by the Qt system and cannot be switched off. It appears if one of the scripts changes XDS.INP while it is opened by XDSGUI (which is always the case) . Thus, one should simply press the "Reload" button. The user-definable command may be used e.g. for
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* The second item ("Saving and comparing good results") offers commands to save/restore the current data processing files to/from a "save" directory. Make sure to replace "xdiff" with "xxdiff" or "tkdiff", if one of the latter is available. If [http://www.globalphasing.com/autoproc autoPROC] is installed, I suggest to use the "User defined command 2" for <code>mkdir staraniso; cd staraniso; aP_scale -hkl ../XDS_ASCII.HKL; echo anisotropy-corrected files are in staraniso subdirectory</code>.
awk '/BEAM_DIVERGENCE=/{print "",$1,2*$2,$3,$4}' INTEGRATE.LP>x; grep -v BEAM_DIVERGENCE XDS.INP>>x; mv x XDS.INP
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This multiplies the estimate of BEAM_DIVERGENCE in INTEGRATE.LP by 2 and thus provides more pixels to the background estimation (for another INTEGRATE). This is useful for weakly exposed data sets which have mostly pixels with zero counts. Of course, any other factor (other than 2) may be tried.
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* The third item ("Saving and comparing good results") offers commands to save/restore the current data processing files to/from a "save" directory. Make sure to replace "xdiff" with "xxdiff" or "tkdiff", if one of the latter is available.
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* The third item ("Optimizing data quality") offers commands that manipulate [[XDS.INP]] in several ways. Please note: the popup "XDS.INP has been changed externally" is emitted by the Qt system and cannot be switched off. It appears if one of the scripts changes XDS.INP while it is opened by XDSGUI (which is always the case) . Thus, one should simply press the "Reload" button. The user-definable command may be used e.g. for <pre>echo RELRAD=7 ! default is 5 >x; grep -v BEAM_DIVERGENCE XDS.INP >>x; cat x > XDS.INP; rm x</pre> This provides more pixels to the background estimation (for another INTEGRATE), and is useful for weakly exposed data sets which have mostly pixels with zero counts.
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* The last item ("Further analyses") may be used for commands, e.g. running [[pointless]] against the XDS_ASCII.HKL file. The user-definable commandline may be used e.g. for
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* The last item ("Further analyses") offers useful commands. "determine spacegroup with pointless" runs [[pointless]] against the XDS_ASCII.HKL file. The button "show spots in reciprocal space" runs [[spot2pdb]] to show you the reflections of SPOT.XDS in reciprocal space, with coot. You see the reflections that could be indexed in IDXREF in yellow, the not-indexed ones in pink, the rotation axis in blue and the origin as a blue cross. Ice rings and additional lattices can be easily identified - see [[spot2pdb]] for examples!
phenix.xtriage XDS_ASCII.HKL
      
=== statistics ===
 
=== statistics ===
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a simple XSCALE.INP is provided by default. It may be edited by the user, and saved. Upon clicking a button, [[xscale]] is run. XSCALE.LP may be displayed.
 
a simple XSCALE.INP is provided by default. It may be edited by the user, and saved. Upon clicking a button, [[xscale]] is run. XSCALE.LP may be displayed.
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=== SHELX ===
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This gives access to SHELXC, SHELXD and SHELXE ([http://shelx.uni-goettingen.de/ documentation]) in a similar manner to [[ccp4com:Hkl2map|hkl2map]]. As in other tabs, the commands for running these programs are shown, and the user can modify and customize them.
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=== ARCIMBOLDO ===
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This gives access to ARCIMBOLDO ([http://chango.ibmb.csic.es/ documentation]). As in other tabs, the commands for running these programs are shown, and the user can modify and customize them.
    
== Availability ==
 
== Availability ==
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The [http://sourceforge.net/projects/xdsgui/ program's source code] is released under the terms of the [https://gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/gpl-2.0.txt GPLv2]; it uses the [http://www.qt.io/ Qt library] which was released under the terms of the [https://gnu.org/licenses/lgpl.txt LGPL]. The program is under development and probably has bugs. If it crashes, it should simply be restarted. A crash of the program ''does not interfere'' with the operation of [[XDS]]; likewise, closing the program window does not influence any XDS run started from XDSGUI.  
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The [https://sourceforge.net/u/joseptrivino/xdsgui/ci/master/tree/ program's source code] is released under the terms of the [https://gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/gpl-2.0.txt GPLv2]; it uses the [http://www.qt.io/ Qt library] which was released under the terms of the [https://gnu.org/licenses/lgpl.txt LGPL]. The program is under development and probably has bugs. If it crashes, it should simply be restarted. A crash of the program ''does not interfere'' with the operation of [[XDS]]; likewise, closing the program window does not influence any XDS run started from XDSGUI.  
    
=== Dependencies ===
 
=== Dependencies ===
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XDSGUI depends on [[generate_XDS.INP]], [[XDS-viewer]], and of course [[XDS]] (both the xds and xds_par binaries!), [[XDSCONV]], and [[2cbf]]. The ''statistics'' tab requires [[XDSSTAT]] and [[XDSCC12]]. [[Eiger]] data processing requires <code>h5dump</code> and <code>H5ToXds</code> (or equivalent). One of the items in the <code>tools</code> tab calls a graphical file comparison program; if the default (xdiff) is not available, [http://furius.ca/xxdiff xxdiff] or [http://sourceforge.net/projects/tkdiff tkdiff] or [http://kdiff3.sourceforge.net/ kdiff3] or [http://meldmerge.org/ meld] may be used - please adjust the commandline below the button accordingly. See also [[Installation]].
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XDSGUI depends on [[generate_XDS.INP]], [[XDS-viewer]], and of course [[XDS]] (both the xds and xds_par binaries!), [[XDSCONV]], and [[2cbf]]. The ''statistics'' tab requires [[XDSSTAT]] and [[XDSCC12]]. For visualization of the raw data frames in the ''Frame'' tab, [[Eiger]] data processing requires either the [https://www.dectris.com/features/features-eiger-x/h5toxds/ <code>H5ToXds</code>] binary or the [https://www.globalphasing.com/autoproc/wiki/index.cgi?DataProcessingHdf5 <code>hdf2mini-cbf</code>] binary (needs autoPROC license). Only the latter works for the .h5 files produced at Diamond Light Source; if hdf2mini-cbf should be used, it needs to be symlinked under the name H5ToXds (because XDSGUI has the name H5ToXds hardwired). ([https://github.com/biochem-fan/eiger2cbf <code>eiger2cbf</code>] does not seem to work with Eiger2 .h5 files.)
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Technically, the word "dependency" means that these scripts/programs should be in your $PATH - an 'alias' is often not good enough because the ''TOOLS'' commands use <code>bash</code> as a shell, and that shell does not inherit the aliases from e.g. (t)csh.
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One of the items in the ''tools'' tab calls a graphical file comparison program; if the default (xdiff) is not available, [http://furius.ca/xxdiff xxdiff] or [http://sourceforge.net/projects/tkdiff tkdiff] or [http://kdiff3.sourceforge.net/ kdiff3] or [http://meldmerge.org/ meld] may be used - please adjust the command line (below the button) accordingly.
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The XDSCONV functionality requires a working CCP4 installation for conversion to MTZ files. Likewise, XDSSTAT (in the ''statistics'' tab) needs CCP4.
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Technically, the word "dependency" means that these scripts/programs should be in your $PATH - an 'alias' is often not good enough because the commands in the ''tools'' tab use <code>bash</code> as a shell, and that shell does not inherit the aliases from e.g. (t)csh.
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If you use the <code>get_folder.sh</code> script as explained in [[Installation]], most of these dependencies are checked, and binaries are downloaded.
    
=== Installation ===
 
=== Installation ===
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The current version of the program can be downloaded, by academic users, for Linux [ftp://turn5.biologie.uni-konstanz.de/pub/xdsgui.rhel6.64 64bit] (compiled on RHEL6), [ftp://turn5.biologie.uni-konstanz.de/pub/xdsgui.rhel6.32 32bit] (compiled on RHEL6), or [ftp://turn5.biologie.uni-konstanz.de/pub/xdsgui.dmg Mac] (works on OSX 10.6 and up).  
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The program can be downloaded, by academic users, as Qt5 binary for Linux [https://{{SERVERNAME}}/pub/linux_bin/xdsgui 64bit] (compiled on RHEL7) and as Qt4 binary for [https://{{SERVERNAME}}/pub/mac_bin/xdsgui_qt4.dmg Mac] (works on OSX 10.6 and up).  
Industrial users of XDS: pls contact me directly.
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A Qt4 version for [https://{{SERVERNAME}}/pub/linux_bin/xdsgui.qt4 old Linux distributions], and a Qt5 version (attention: needs Qt5 installation!) for [https://{{SERVERNAME}}/pub/mac_bin/xdsgui_qt5.dmg latest MacOS] is also available.
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Industrial users: pls contact me directly.
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In case of '''Linux''', after downloading the binary file, its name should be changed to "xdsgui" and then be made executable ("chmod a+x xdsgui"). The binary may then be copied into e.g. the directory /usr/local/bin by the administrator, or to the $HOME/bin directory by the user. Any other directory should be suitable as long as it is in your $PATH.  
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The easiest way to install XDSGUI, and all XDSGUI-related programs is documented in [[Installation]].
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In case of a '''Mac''', the DMG file may be installed in the usual way, by double-clicking it and dragging the icon into the Applications folder. '''It is advantageous to place a symbolic link, like'''
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If you want to install manually, in case of Linux, after downloading the binary file, its name should be changed to "xdsgui" and then be made executable ("chmod a+x xdsgui"). The binary may then be copied into e.g. the directory /usr/local/bin by the administrator, or to the $HOME/bin directory by the user. Any other directory should be suitable as long as it is in your $PATH. In case of MacOS, the DMG file may be installed in the usual way, by double-clicking it and dragging the icon into the Applications folder. It is advantageous to place a symbolic link, like
 
  sudo ln -s /Applications/xdsgui.app/Contents/MacOS/xdsgui /usr/local/bin/xdsgui
 
  sudo ln -s /Applications/xdsgui.app/Contents/MacOS/xdsgui /usr/local/bin/xdsgui
 
'''and to start the GUI from a terminal window, by typing xdsgui'''. In a similar way, XDS-viewer should be put into the $PATH under the name xds-viewer, e.g. using
 
'''and to start the GUI from a terminal window, by typing xdsgui'''. In a similar way, XDS-viewer should be put into the $PATH under the name xds-viewer, e.g. using
  sudo ln -s /Applications/XDS-Viewer.app/Contents/MacOS/xds-viewer-bin /usr/local/bin/xds-viewer
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  sudo ln -s /Applications/XDS-Viewer.app/Contents/MacOS/XDS-Viewer /usr/local/bin/xds-viewer
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==== Libraries that the program depends on ====
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==== Libraries and software that the program depends on ====
In case of Fedora or Redhat Enterprise Linux distributions, you may have to
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xdsgui: error while loading shared libraries: libQtGui.so.4: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
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or similar for libQtCore.so.4.
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'''Ubuntu 14.04''' has libmng2 instead of libmng. Therefore, on 32bit systems you should try
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Procedures for identifying and installing missing libraries are given in the [[Installation]] article.
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libmng.so.2 /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libmng.so.1
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sudo ln -s /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libmng.so.2 /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libmng.so.1
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if you get the error message
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xdsgui: error while loading shared libraries: libmng.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
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On the '''Mac''' (e.g. Yosemite) one needs [https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/xcode/id497799835?ls=1&mt=12 Xcode] installed, seemingly before XDSGUI is installed. Otherwise one may obtain a popup error “You can’t open the application because it is not supported on this type of Mac.
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On the '''Mac''' (e.g. Yosemite) one needs the (free) [https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/xcode/id497799835?ls=1&mt=12 Xcode] command line tools installed.
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xdsgui: error while loading shared libraries: libQtGui.so.4: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
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or similar for libQtCore.so.4 or libQtOpenGL.so.4 , you should install the Qt5 version which is now the default on Linux.
    
== Known bugs, problems and workarounds ==
 
== Known bugs, problems and workarounds ==
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# ''Question: the program prints'' <code> Object::connect: No such signal XdsconvTab::signalSetTabEnabled(QWidget*,bool) Object::connect:  (sender name:  'xdsconv') Object::connect:  (receiver name: 'tabWidget')</code> ''What's wrong?'' Answer: nothing is wrong. Just ignore this; it's a debugging output.
 
# ''Question concerning TOOLS: "Show frame..."  on Mac: it creates everything shown in the commandline but it seem to us that everything runs in the background. Therefore xds-viewer does not open anywhere as it is not seen. Also, it would be great if this image together with the predictions would be re-directed to the FRAME tab.'' <br> Answer: On Linux, the xds-viewer window is brought to the foreground automatically, whereas on the Mac this does not seem to happen. However, an icon for xds-viewer appears in the dock (on the right) and I can double-click it to see the xds-viewer window. I have no idea how to bring xds-viewer to the foreground automatically, and I need input from people who know Macs and tell me how to do it. The reason why we do not open automatically in the FRAME tab is that one can have several xds-viewer windows open at the same time, and compare the patterns. As a '''workaround''', you can manually open the resulting temp/FRAME_$X.cbf in the FRAME tab.
 
# ''Question concerning TOOLS: "Show frame..."  on Mac: it creates everything shown in the commandline but it seem to us that everything runs in the background. Therefore xds-viewer does not open anywhere as it is not seen. Also, it would be great if this image together with the predictions would be re-directed to the FRAME tab.'' <br> Answer: On Linux, the xds-viewer window is brought to the foreground automatically, whereas on the Mac this does not seem to happen. However, an icon for xds-viewer appears in the dock (on the right) and I can double-click it to see the xds-viewer window. I have no idea how to bring xds-viewer to the foreground automatically, and I need input from people who know Macs and tell me how to do it. The reason why we do not open automatically in the FRAME tab is that one can have several xds-viewer windows open at the same time, and compare the patterns. As a '''workaround''', you can manually open the resulting temp/FRAME_$X.cbf in the FRAME tab.
 
# ''Another question concerning TOOLS: "Further analyses" on Mac: again pointless runs nicely but there is no output for the user.'' <br> Answer: Could it be that you started xdsgui by double-clicking its icon in the Finder? In that case, there is no output visible, because there is no console. Unfortunately, for all the Tools, the output is in the console window where xdsgui was started. Thus, you should really start xdsgui in a console window.
 
# ''Another question concerning TOOLS: "Further analyses" on Mac: again pointless runs nicely but there is no output for the user.'' <br> Answer: Could it be that you started xdsgui by double-clicking its icon in the Finder? In that case, there is no output visible, because there is no console. Unfortunately, for all the Tools, the output is in the console window where xdsgui was started. Thus, you should really start xdsgui in a console window.
# both generate_XDS.INP and [[XDS]] do not seem to like spaces ("blanks") in file/directory names. While frame names rarely have a space in them, directories might, e.g. if an external disk has the label "John's USB disk" then this would be mounted on Linux as /media/John's USB disk/ and that would result in a error message from generate_XDS.INP and/or XDS. The '''workaround''' is to use a symlink on a different hard disk.  
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# both generate_XDS.INP and [[XDS]] do not tolerate spaces ("blanks") in file/directory names. While frame names rarely have a space in them, directories might, e.g. if an external disk has the label "John's USB disk" then this would be mounted on Linux as /media/John's USB disk/ and that would result in a error message from generate_XDS.INP and/or XDS. The '''workaround''' is to use a symlink on a different hard disk.  
 
# ''Problem description: On the Mac, after loading frames, by clicking “generate XDS.INP”, the program gives some strange symbol “” in XDS.INP. And the more you click “save” button, the more “” appeared. This looks like <br>SPACE_GROUP_NUMBER=0  ! 0 if unknown <br>UNIT_CELL_CONSTANTS= 70 80 90 90 90 90  .''<br> The problem is due to the “Rich text” format in TextEdit when saving "generate_XDS.INP". It is solved by re-downloading the script, and changing format to Plain - everything is working now.
 
# ''Problem description: On the Mac, after loading frames, by clicking “generate XDS.INP”, the program gives some strange symbol “” in XDS.INP. And the more you click “save” button, the more “” appeared. This looks like <br>SPACE_GROUP_NUMBER=0  ! 0 if unknown <br>UNIT_CELL_CONSTANTS= 70 80 90 90 90 90  .''<br> The problem is due to the “Rich text” format in TextEdit when saving "generate_XDS.INP". It is solved by re-downloading the script, and changing format to Plain - everything is working now.
# on a Mac, you may find a stream of the following error messages in the console window: <code>Jan 31 14:35:17  xdsgui[20939] <Error>: Error: this application, or a library it uses, has passed an invalid numeric value (NaN, or not-a-number) to CoreGraphics API and this value is being ignored. Please fix this problem. Jan 31 14:35:17  xdsgui[20939] <Error>: If you want to see the backtrace, please set CG_NUMERICS_SHOW_BACKTRACE environmental variable.</code> This sounds terrible, but is actually harmless. Since it is a message from Qt (which XDSGUI uses for graphics), ''it does not compromise the XDS data processing in any way''. Just suppress the printout of these messages, by <code>xdsgui 2>&1 | egrep -v 'CoreGraphics|CG_NUMERICS'</code>
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# on a Mac, you may find a stream of the following error messages in the console window: <code>Jan 31 14:35:17  xdsgui[20939] <Error>: Error: this application, or a library it uses, has passed an invalid numeric value (NaN, or not-a-number) to CoreGraphics API and this value is being ignored. Please fix this problem. Jan 31 14:35:17  xdsgui[20939] <Error>: If you want to see the backtrace, please set CG_NUMERICS_SHOW_BACKTRACE environmental variable.</code> This sounds terrible, but is actually harmless. Since it is a message from Qt (which XDSGUI uses for graphics), ''it does not compromise the XDS data processing in any way''. If it bothers you, just suppress the printout of these messages, by <code>xdsgui 2>&1 | egrep -v 'CoreGraphics|CG_NUMERICS'</code>
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# there is a bug in XDSGUI that prevents it from displaying .h5 files. The symptom is that the frames appear to be blank. The workaround is: go to (upper left) "Menu"->"Settings"->remove the string "/usr/local/lib64/dectris-neggia.so" from "generic library", and install <code>H5ToXds</code> or <code>hdf2mini-cbf</code> as explained above.
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If you find a bug, please send email to Kay dot Diederichs at uni-konstanz dot de , with enough information/data to reproduce the bug.
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If you find a bug, please send email to Kay dot Diederichs at uni-konstanz dot de , with enough information/data to reproduce the bug ("it does not work" is not enough!).
    
== Limitations ==
 
== Limitations ==
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* The program depends on [[generate_XDS.INP]] to interpret the header of the frames, so is currently limited to Dectris (Pilatus), ADSC (Quantum), Rigaku (several types), MAR (CCD and image plate) detectors, and the Bruker PHOTON II. Other detectors need some values to be manually filled into XDS.INP - the relevant places are marked with XXX. These are detector properties (type, pixel size and number, min and max counts in a pixel), and experimental parameters like oscillation range, wavelength, distance, and direct beam position (or rather: point of detector that is closest to the crystal). For fine-tuning of detector parameters, see the [http://xds.mpimf-heidelberg.mpg.de/html_doc/xds_prepare.html detector-specific templates].
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* The program depends on [[generate_XDS.INP]] to interpret the header of the frames, so is currently limited to Dectris (Pilatus, Eiger), ADSC (Quantum), Rigaku (several types), MAR (CCD and image plate) detectors, and the Bruker PHOTON II. Other detectors need some values to be manually filled into XDS.INP - the relevant places are marked with XXX. These are detector properties (type, pixel size and number, min and max counts in a pixel), and experimental parameters like ROTATION_AXIS, OSCILLATION_RANGE, X-RAY_WAVELENGTH, DETECTOR_DISTANCE, and XORG, YORG. For fine-tuning of detector parameters, see the [http://xds.mpimf-heidelberg.mpg.de/html_doc/xds_prepare.html detector-specific templates].
* The authors of [[generate_XDS.INP]] have made a "best effort" to provide a XDS.INP that results in the correct sign of the anomalous signal. In the case of one detector type (internally called Rigaku SMV) this requires reversal of one detector axis, and a negative DETECTOR_DISTANCE, as is found in some of the [http://xds.mpimf-heidelberg.mpg.de/html_doc/xds_prepare.html detector-specific templates]. '''For an unusual or unknown detector setup, the correct sign of the anomalous signal needs to be established and verified e.g. with a good dataset from a test crystal that has a significant anomalous signal.''' The authors do not take any responsibility for problems arising from incorrect sign of the anomalous signal, nor - obviously! - for any other mischief arising in or from data processing.
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* At some beamlines, the ROTATION_AXIS should be -1 0 0 ("backwards") instead of the usual 1 0 0 ("horizontal"), or even 0 1 0 ("vertical") like at one of the PETRA Hamburg BLs, or even 0 -1 0 (vertical and backwards) like for some measurements at Diamond's ID24. We have no exhaustive list of these beamlines, and the frame headers ususally do not have this information, so the default chosen by [[generate_XDS.INP]] may be wrong and need manual correction.
   
* The display of large frames in the FRAME tab may be slow over the network.
 
* The display of large frames in the FRAME tab may be slow over the network.
* Eiger data may be processed like this: a) run <code>generate_XDS.INP /path/to/XXX_master.h5</code> in an empty directory, to produce XDS.INP. b) start XDSGUI in the same directory (or navigate there, from its ''Projects'' tab) c) you will not be able to use the ''Frame'' tab for looking at the raw data, but you could use the tab to look at FRAME.cbf or other XDS-produced images. d) you should use/check/modify XDS.INP as usual; all the other tabs work normally.
   
* The green INCLUDE_RESOLUTION and red semi-transparent EXCLUDE_RESOLUTION_RANGE circles in the Frame tab as well as all resolution values in the Frame and IDXREF tabs are calculated from values in XDS.INP (rather than from the refined values in XPARM.XDS, which XDS uses). For the (curved) Pilatus 12M, the calculations in XDSGUI do not give the correct results.
 
* The green INCLUDE_RESOLUTION and red semi-transparent EXCLUDE_RESOLUTION_RANGE circles in the Frame tab as well as all resolution values in the Frame and IDXREF tabs are calculated from values in XDS.INP (rather than from the refined values in XPARM.XDS, which XDS uses). For the (curved) Pilatus 12M, the calculations in XDSGUI do not give the correct results.
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* The path (e.g. /usr/local/lib64/dectris-neggia.so) to the <code>dectris-neggia</code> library (available from Dectris) or the <code>durin-plugin</code> library (download from Diamond Light Source, DLS) should be entered into the "generic frame library" entry, in Menu->Settings, to enable visualization of raw data from Eiger detectors, but this mechanism may not work properly. Therefore, <code>H5ToXds</code> or (better because maintained by GlobalPhasing)<code>hdf2mini-cbf</code> may be installed as explained above.
    
== News ==
 
== News ==
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update Jan 31, 2017: many bug fixes. Now works with Eiger HDF5 - select the *master.h5 file in the FRAME tab.
 
update Jan 31, 2017: many bug fixes. Now works with Eiger HDF5 - select the *master.h5 file in the FRAME tab.
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update Oct 10, 2017: fix the bug that non-CBF files are not being displayed (see Bugs section above).
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update Apr 27, 2018: fix the bug that the INTEGRATE tab is not updated when XDS runs. 32-bit Linux binaries are no longer made. Download source from https://sourceforge.net/u/joseptrivino/xdsgui/ci/master/tree/ .
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update June 15, 2018: SHELXC, SHELXD and SHELXE are available through the SHELX tab.
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update April 17, 2019: Arcimboldo programs are available through the ARCIMBOLDO tab.
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update October 22, 2020: Qt4 (xdsgui) and experimental Qt5 (xdsgui_qt5) versions with improved TOOLS, and bugfixes.
    
== See also ==
 
== See also ==
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Video [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yN2gk_PtWeY Running XDS (and xdsgui) on Windows 10 build 14361] by Gustavo Machado Alvares de Lima
    
[[Installation]]
 
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