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 much larger amounts 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 routines for Thermo/Raman data files and for WITec *.mat files (Matlab formatted). Both import functions are available only from the 64-bit versions.
Specification of computer configuration
How to install the stand alone version of CytoSpec 64-bit?
- Processor: 64-bit CPU: Intel Pentium 4 and above, Intel Celeron, Intel Xeon, Intel Core, or AMD64
- Operating system: Microsoft Windows Vista 64-bit SP 1 or 2, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7 64-bit and Windows 8/8.1 64-bit. Windows 10 64-bit has not been tested yet.
- Matlab Compiler Runtime (MCR) Environment R2014a 64-bit (The Mathworks). The MCR 2014a is available free of charge from The Mathworks website.
- CytoSpec 64-bit will be installed as a stand-alone application. A free software demo can be downloaded here (the license key must be ordered separately). Registered users can send an e-mail with their request to email@example.com.
- 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 GB of RAM, or more are recommended).
How to install CytoSpec pcode as a toolbox under Matlab?
- Login with your Windows user account, download and unzip the CytoSpec 64-bit installation package.
- Download the Windows version of the Matlab Compiler Runtime (MCR) Environment R2014a 64-bit from the website of The Mathworks. Install the MCR2014a Windows 64-bit. Do not install other versions than MCR2014a 64-bit!
- Start CytoSpec.64bit.2.00.xx.setup.exe and follow the instructions of the installation routine
- Trial version users only: the license file 'cytospec.lic' is not included in the installation package. To register for a free, time-limited demo license please send an e-mail with your name and the name of the institution you are working for to the address firstname.lastname@example.org.
The license key will be provided as an e-mail attachment. Copy the key file sent per e-mail into the DiaryDir folder of the CytoSpec installation (this is usually C:\Users\Public\Documents\Matlab, administrator rights are sometimes required).
- When setup is complete you can find a new program group and a CytoSpec shortcut on the desktop.
- Start the program by double clicking on the CytoSpec icon.
CytoSpec 64-bit can be also installed as a p-code toolbox under Matlab. This requires a full Matlab license. The following instructions refer to 64-bit CytoSpec pre-2.00.05 installations. Note that the CytoSpec p-code version will be discontinued with the availability of 64-bit stand alone CytoSpec v. 2.00.05.
- 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\R2014a\toolbox\matlab\ftir' (may vary!) with C:\program files\Matlab\R2014a equaling the variable 'matlabroot'. You can check this variable by typing
at the Matlab command prompt. Note that the directory 'C:\program files\Matlab\R2014a\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:\Program files (x86)\CytoSpec\CytoSpec
- Do not forget to copy your personal license key 'cytospec.lic' into the CytoSpec p-code toolbox directory ...\ftir!
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- Link to The Mathworks:
- Link to the download site of the Matlab Compiler Runtime (The Mathworks).
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