I installed a Ubuntu virtual machine that I need to use OOF 1 (available at this link: https://www.ctcms.nist.gov/oof/ ), a programme for microstructural analysis from the NIST. I have never used Ubuntu in my life and after a couple of hours of trying I still don't even understand the readme file given in the download folder. Could anybody help me? Thank you very much

  • Did you install the Installing OOF2 Prerequsites? – koni_raid Apr 10 '18 at 13:04
  • OOF2 or OOF3D ? Please edit your question to specify OOF version. – Knud Larsen Apr 10 '18 at 13:06
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    I don't think the generic post is much use in this situation (or with any specific question about compiling) – Zanna Apr 18 '18 at 18:17
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    Besides, what's the benefit of closing questions that could have a specific answer if someone makes the effort to investigate properly. Why discourage that effort? – Zanna Apr 19 '18 at 19:04
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    I've tried building OOF 1. No answer that is or even reasonably could be posted to that very general question (which perhaps should itself be closed as too broad) even slightly approaches explaining how to build OOF 1. As with many older Fortran programs, it is not obvious how to resolve build dependencies for OOF 1 and compile it with current tools. I am pretty sure it can be done, but I haven't solved the problem. This should be open and get another answer explaining how to do it or (less likely, but failing that) specifically why it appears impossible. – Eliah Kagan Apr 20 '18 at 1:58

OOF1 : Please ask at the University how others did setup oof1 : The code is ancient, may compile on some older OS. ( No luck with Ubuntu 16.04 : g++34, g77 was used.)

OOF2 :

sudo apt update && sudo apt install libgtk2.0-dev libgnomecanvas2-dev libmagick++-dev python-gtk2-dev

tar xvf oof2-2.1.14.tar.gz
cd oof2-2.1.14/
python setup.py build
sudo python setup.py install

Start oof2 : $ oof2 → The oof2 GUI opens OK.

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