4.3 Running Genie/OpenGenie on GEM
Genie is a program for the display and manipulation of spectra. There are now two
different Genie programs available at ISIS:
- The original Genie program, known as "Genie version 2". The manual for Genie
v2 is available here: html file , pdf file
- The new Genie program, known as "OpenGenie". Click here for the ISIS Computer
Group's web page for OpenGenie.
Running Genie on a VMS Computer
If you are logged on to a VMS computer, using the GEM username then...
type GEN (or GENIE) to start Genie v2
type OGEN (or OPENGENIE -L) to start
If you are trying to run Genie from your own username then the following considerations
- It may be necessary to type GEN/DEV=MOTIF
to start Genie v2 successfully (you can tell whether Genie v2 has started successfully by
looking for the GKS window or icon).
- You will not be able to produce any graphics unless a display has been created (this
applies to both Genie v2 and OpenGenie). You can find out if a display has been created by
typing SHOW DISPLAY. If
you need to create a display, then this may be done by typing SET DISPLAY/CREATE/NODE=GEM/TRANS=DECNET .
This will allow you to display graphics on the GEM computer - if you need to display the
graphics on some other computer then you should replace GEM in /NODE=GEM
with the name of the desired computer. In some cases it may be better to use TCPIP
transport protocol, specified by /TRANS=TCPIP .
- If you are using the GEM VMS computer then it may be necessary to set the security on
the GEM computer to allow access to your username.
Printing graphics from GENIE is described here.
Running Genie on a PC
||To run OpenGenie on a PC, click on the icon wherever you can find it. Genie v2 only
runs on VMS computers and cannot be run on a PC.
For information about installing OpenGenie on a PC, please click here.
Last updated on 12 Aug 2002 by Alex Hannon (firstname.lastname@example.org)