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Installation

ARIA 1.2 was tested on several architectures, most importantly on SGI and linux machines. We changed some of the CNS protocols to circumvent a problem in the original CNS code which caused some trouble when running the ARIA 1.0 version with a g77-compiled cns-executable.

Please have a look at the Nilges group homepage for updates and more information on the installation:

http://www.pasteur.fr/recherche/unites/Binfs/

ARIA consists of four main parts:

1. Python scripts to convert the data from different file formats, create the directory tree, start the CNS protocols and control the overall program flow. You need to install a Python interpreter together with the Numerical Python module in order to use ARIA. All the Python files can be found in the aria1.2/Aria subdirectory (Aria is a Python package).

2. Perl cgi scripts for saving the data from the browser interface (mainly using scripts from the CNS distribution). There scripts have to be moved from aria1.2/cgi to the cgi-bin directory of your www server. Then you can access them from within the ARIA html setup. You need a Perl executable running on your www server.
Alternatively, you can use the cgi scripts which are installed at the Institut Pasteur in Paris.

3. CNS protocols for the calibration, merging, Cartesian or Torsion MD, waterrefinement, analysis protocols, etc. These protocols can be edited for your purposes. They are designed for the automated approach within ARIA. If you want to use them as stand-alone CNS protocols, you have to edit them slightly. All the CNS protcols can be found in aria1.2/protocols subdirectory. They are copied to each run of your project automatically.

4. The CNS executable (compiled from the CNS 1.2 and ARIA 1.2 fortran source code).



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Jens Linge 2002-08-01