Why Using CytoSpec 64-bit?
Compared to the standard version of CytoSpec 32-bit, CytoSpec 64-bit (x64) allows to handle much larger data files. While applications running under Windows 32-bit can use only less than 2 GB of memory, Windows 64-bit (x64) supports up to 128 GB of RAM. This enables applications like CytoSpec to work with much larger data files and allows rapid data access by the 64-bit processor. The speed of the calculations is usually not affected.
What are the differences between 64-bit and 32-bit releases of CytoSpec?
Except the larger address space which can be used by CytoSpec 64-bit there are usually no functional differences between the 32-bit and 64-bit CytoSpec editions.
Exceptions: import routine for Thermo/Raman data files
Specification of computer configuration
How to install CytoSpec pcode as a toolbox under Matlab:
- Processor: 64-bit CPU: Intel Pentium 4 and above, Intel Celeron, Intel Xeon, Intel Core, or AMD64
- Operating system: Microsoft Windows XP x64 SP 2, Windows Server 2003 x64 SP 2, Windows Vista SP 1 or 2, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7 64-bit and Windows 8/8.1 64-bit. Windows 10 has not been tested yet.
- Matlab 64-bit (The Mathworks)
- CytoSpec 64-bit will be installed as a Matlab toolbox. Matlab pcode can be downloaded (demo) here. Registered users can send an e-mail with the request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Memory: 2 GB (2048 MB) minimum. In order to use the advantages of the 64-bit architecture, the amount of installed memory (RAM) should be larger than 4 GB (8-32 GB recommended).
- Create an additional directory '\ftir' in the existing toolbox directory structure of your Matlab installation. The complete path to the toolbox directory should be similar to
'C:\program files\Matlab\R17\toolbox\matlab\ftir' (may vary!) with C:\program files\Matlab\R17 equaling the variable 'matlabroot'. You can check this variable by typing
at the Matlab command prompt. Note that the directory 'C:\program files\Matlab\R17\toolbox\matlab' should contain additional subdirectories such as \winfun oder \timefun.
- Unpack now the zip archive 'CytoSpec.2.00.xx.pcode.zip' and copy all files into the new subdirectory ...\ftir ('2.00.xx' denotes the pcode toolbox version number).
- Start Matlab and enter at the command prompt
- The editor will now load the file 'pathdef.m'. After the comment line
add a new line with the complete path to the CytoSpec Toolbox
- Save pathdef.m then restart Matlab or type
at the Matlab command prompt.
- To run CytoSpec call the file 'ftir.p' by typing
at the Matlab command prompt.
- Function Synthon imaging: this function requires the files 'AnnEval.exe' and 'Neuro.dll' being copied to the location C:\Users\UserName\Documents\MATLAB (UserName is the Windows user name)
- Don't forget to copy your personal license key 'genkey.gen' into the subdir ...\ftir!
- What are the benefits of Microsoft Windows x64 Editions
- Link to The Mathworks:
- What are the benefits of 64-bit MATLAB versus 32-bit MATLAB?
- What is Matlab pcode? What is the difference between MATLAB code and P-code in MATLAB?