Installation Instructions


Mirage Installation On Windows Platform

  • Make sure you have a Java installation (v1.3 or later). Open a Command window, type the following to verify:
    java -version
  • Download mirage[version].zip (find latest version available).
  • Unzip the file and extract all into a new directory.
  • If your file system is shared between unix and window platforms, be sure to unzip the files in windows, otherwise the file names and permissions may not be restored correctly.
  • To start the software, open a command window, go to the extracted directory and type
    java -jar Mirage[version].jar
  • Preferably, you should start the java process with a large maximum heap size, e.g.:
    java -Xmx750M -jar Mirage[version].jar [options]
  • The jar file can also be run by double clicking. However, starting it from a command prompt window allows for display of error messages should the program crash.
  • Data formats, plot descriptions, etc., are available from the Help menus inside the software.
  • A dataset for demo purpose is included: "IRASpsc300.dat".

  • Mirage Installation On Unix Platforms

  • Make sure you have a Java installation (v1.3 or later). Open a terminal window, type the following to verify:
    java -version
  • Download mirage[version].tar.gz (latest version available).
  • Uncompress the archive by "gunzip mirage[version].tar.gz"
  • Extract the directory by "tar -xf mirage[version].tar"
  • To start the software, go to the extracted directory and type
    java -jar Mirage[version].jar
  • Preferably, you should start the java process with a large maximum heap size, e.g.:
    java -Xmx750M -jar Mirage[version].jar [options]
  • Data formats, plot descriptions, etc., are available from the Help menus inside the software.
  • A dataset for demo purpose is included: "IRASpsc300.dat".