Important notice : Hardware requirements
The amount of virtual memory you will need depends on the instrument you work on and the type of files you plan to access. For HRPD, you need at least 60MB for standard files, and at least 100Mb for "fully decoupled" files. For GEM, you need at least 300 Mb. To increase the amount of virtual memory on your computer, you can do it in the system properties
Obtaining IDL Virtual Machine
Ariel is now running under the IDL Virtual Machine. This can be downloaded on the RSI website at http://www.rsinc.com/idlvm/
Ariel is reading data through OpenGenie. Then the first thing is to install OpenGenie on your computer. Click on the link below to open the OpenGenie web-page, go to the download pages and follow instructions. http://www.isis.rl.ac.uk/OpenGENIE/ Once you have installed OpenGenie, it should updated automatically the path variable for Windows NT/2000/XP - However if you are using Windows 95/98/Me, you will have the following pop-up warning message stating "Failed to Read PAth Environment Variabl"
Then, you will have to add manually this line in the autoexec.bat file located on C:\ - path="C:\program files\cclrc isis facility\open genie\system";%path%
Before continuing ensure that OpenGenie is working correctly
Copy the following files into your IDL bin directory
- isis_gi.dll, isis_gi.dlm
You can find them at : \\ndacromwell\babylon4\public\ariel\gi_routines
Install and run Ariel
- from babylon:
- Create a shortcut on your desktop (right click on the desktop, select new --> shortcut) in the command line add : C:\RSI\IDL55\bin\bin.x86\idlde.exe @\\ndacromwell\babylon4\public\ariel\ariel_init.pro Select next, choose a name (e.g Ariel) for the shortcut, and confirm.
A new IDL icon should then appear. To change the icon, right click on the shortcut and select properties, ,click on "change icon" and enter the command line : \\ndacromwell\babylon4\public\ariel\ariel.ico3) Almost there, you just need to add the \\ndacromwell\babylon4\public\ariel to your path in the Control Panel --> System--> Environment (Windows NT/2000/XP) r in the autoexec.bat (Windows 95/98/Me
- from your local hard disk:
- Copy the Ariel folder into your hard drive (say C:) from \\ndacromwell\babylon4\public\Ariel
- Create a shortcut on your desktop (right click on the desktop, select new --> shortcut) in the command line add :C:\RSI\IDL55\bin\bin.x86\idlde.exe @C:\ariel\ariel_init.pro Select next, choose a name (e.g Ariel) for the shortcut, and confirm.
- A new IDL icon should then appear. To change the icon, right click on the shortcut and select properties, ,click on "change icon" and enter the command line : C:\ariel\ariel.ico
- Almost there, you just need to add the C:\ariel to your path in the Control Panel --> System--> Environment (Windows NT/2000/XP) or in the autoexec.bat (Windows 95/98/Me)
Optional: Create an Ariel button in IDL
- Enter IDL and go into the Macros-Edit menu
- Add a new macro called ARIEL, with the following parameters:
- IDL Command: @c:\ariel\ariel_init.pro (local version) or @\\ndacromwell\babylon4\public\ariel\ariel_init.pro (babylon version)
- Menu Item Name: ARIEL
- Toolbar Bitmap File: c:\ariel\ariel.bmp or \\ndacromwell\bablyon4\public\ariel\ariel_init.pro (babylon version
- Tooltip Text: ARIEL
- status bar text: ARIEL 3.1 - Data Reduction and Visualization Program, P.G. Radaelli
- Press Ok
- Just click on the ARIEL icon in the macro menu to activate ARIEL. The appropriate menus will activate as you proceed.