CytoSpec for LINUX
In the past, CytoSpec was only available for the Microsoft Windows operating system. The LINUX operating system has been known for
more than two decades for its high stability and great versatility, which qualify LINUX for a wide application in scientific computing.
It was therefore only a matter of time before the software was made available to LINUX users. Fortunately, CytoSpec is based on Matlab,
which runs on both operating systems, so no major code adaptations were necessary. Apart from some older routines requiring direct access
to the file system and some modifications to the graphical user interface, no major changes were required when porting CytoSpec to the
What are the differences between the Windows and LINUX versions of CytoSpec?
CytoSpec for Windows is a stand-alone application that does not require any additional commercial software - the Windows versions use the
free Matlab Component Runtime (MCR) libraries. In contrast, CytoSpec for LINUX is basically a collection of p-code routines that require a
full Matlab installation, i.e. a valid Matlab licence.
There are no functional differences between the Windows and LINUX editions of CytoSpec.
Exception: The function 'Synthon imaging', i.e. the interface between CytoSpec and Synthon's NeuroDeveloper™
software is not available under LINUX. The Synthon imaging function
uses validated artificial neural network models encoded in a Windows dynamic link library (dll) for class prediction of IR, or