Elves version 0.9.1 is currently in "alpha" release. It is
freely-available, upon request, to academic and not-for-profit institutions.
So far, there have been about 20 structures solved using Elves in one way
"Alpha" means that there are "known bugs" in
the current pre-release. "Known bugs" in Elves are interface
failures, where a completely uninitiated user might not understand what
Elves are doing, and/or Elves might not understand something a completely
uninitiated user might try to tell them. Until these few remaining interface
failures are sealed, users of the alpha version of Elves may actually want
to have a look at the Elves Manual from
time to time, or examine the Example Elves Session.
The goal for the final release of Elves is to have no need for a manual
- email James Holton
Make Elves a place to work
- promise you won't re-distribute, modify or sell Elves. If a friend
of yours wants a copy, tell them to email me as well.
- there is no ftp site, I will either email you the Elves file directly,
or include it as an attachment.
- save the file as "Elves" somewhere in your path (~/bin/Elves,
perhaps, or just ./Elves)
- make sure you set the permissions: chmod
- you are now ready to run Elves
- cd /bigdisk/yourname/ (or something)
- mkdir elves
- cd elves
- unix% Elves process data in /where/ever/your/frames/are/
in P212121 with 8 selenium sites
- (if your path is screwed up, you might need to type "rehash",
or use: ~/bin/Elves or maybe ./Elves)
- Elves were created to be easy to use and understand. Anything they
do or say that you do not understand is, oficially, considered a bug. Please
report bugs to James Holton.
However, since Elves are currently in alpha release, there are many known
bugs and the Elves Manual might be helpful
in finding your way around them.
That's about it.
Fore more detailed instructions on how to use Elves, (particularly the
alpha version), please see the Elves Manual.
For an illustrated reenactment of a session with Elves, see the Example
Please direct all licensing inquiries to:
Office of Technology Licensing
2150 Shattuck Avenue, Suite 510
Berkeley, CA 94720-1620
(510)-643-7201 FAX: (510)-642-4566
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yours. Admit it.
James Holton <JMHolton@lbl.gov>