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<h1>Installing the <a href="http://vxl.sourceforge.net/"><img alt="VXL" src="../logo1-quant.gif" border="0" width="128" height="48"/></a> 1.6 release</h1>
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<a href="http://vxl.sourceforge.net/"><img alt="VXL" src="http://vxl.cvs.sourceforge.net/vxl/www/logo1-quant.gif" align="right" border="0" width="128" height="48"></a>
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<h1>Installing the VXL 1.6 release</h1>
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<h2><a name="unix-build">Configuration</a></h2>
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<h2><a name="unix-build">Configuration</a></h2>
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The most common build system used for VXL is <a
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The most common build system used for VXL is <a href="http://www.cmake.org/">CMake</a>.
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href="http://www.cmake.org/">CMake</a>. You should first download and
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install CMake. VXL requires CMake version 2.2 or higher.
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You should first download and install CMake. VXL requires CMake version 2.2 or higher.
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Extract the VXL source into the directory <b>vxl-1.6</b>. Create a
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Extract the VXL source into the directory <b>vxl-1.6</b>. Create a
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separate output directory <b>bin</b> parallel to the source directory:
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separate output directory <b>bin</b> parallel to the source directory:
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Repeatedly select "Configure" ("C" on Unix) until the entries stop
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Repeatedly select "Configure" ("C" on Unix) until the entries stop
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changing and you get the chance to generate the makefiles ("OK" on
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changing and you get the chance to generate the makefiles ("OK" on
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Windows, and "G" on Unix).
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Windows, and "G" on Unix).
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You may ignore any "something-NOTFOUND" message since these refer to optional components.
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You may ignore any "something-NOTFOUND" message since these refer to optional components.
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But if you are sure that one of these components is present on your system, manually fill in the correct path and re-run configure.
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But if you are sure that one of these components is present on your system, manually fill in the correct path and re-run configure.
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<h2>Test</h2>
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<h2>Test</h2>
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You can run the test suite using the <code>ctest</code> program that came with CMake
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You can run the test suite using the <code>ctest</code> program that came with CMake
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<h2><a name="docs">Documentation</a></h2>
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<h2><a name="docs">Documentation</a></h2>
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<h3>Documentation on the whole of VXL</h3>
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<h3>Documentation on the whole of VXL</h3>
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<li><a href="http://paine.wiau.man.ac.uk/pub/doc_vxl/index.html">VXL package documentation</a>
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<li><a href="http://paine.wiau.man.ac.uk/pub/doc_vxl/index.html">VXL package documentation</a>
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- this documents the latest snapshot of VXL.
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- this documents the latest snapshot of VXL.
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It includes auto-generated descriptions of every
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It includes auto-generated descriptions of every
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class and function in VXL.
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class and function in VXL.</li>
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<li><a href="http://paine.wiau.man.ac.uk/pub/doc_vxl/books/core/book.html">VXL book</a>
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<li><a href="http://paine.wiau.man.ac.uk/pub/doc_vxl/books/core/book.html">VXL book</a>
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- this is a single reference for all high-level documentation on VXL. It currently documents
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- this is a single reference for all high-level documentation on VXL. It currently documents
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the CVS snapshot of VXL.
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the CVS snapshot of VXL.</li>
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The <a href="http://www.isbe.man.ac.uk/search_vxl.html">documentation search</a>
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The <a href="http://www.isbe.man.ac.uk/search_vxl.html">documentation search</a>
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page is useful for quickly finding documentation. You can also <a href="http://paine.wiau.man.ac.uk/pub/doc_vxl/doc_vxl.tar.gz"> download</a> the
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page is useful for quickly finding documentation. You can also <a href="http://paine.wiau.man.ac.uk/pub/doc_vxl/doc_vxl.tar.gz"> download</a> the
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These are short guides to specific areas in VXL:
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These are short guides to specific areas in VXL:
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<li><b>xcv</b> is an application built to demonstrate the functionality of the VXL libraries.
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<li><b>xcv</b> is an application built to demonstrate the functionality of the VXL libraries.
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  <li>There is a <a href="http://vxl.cvs.sourceforge.net/vxl/www/manuals/xcv/newxcv.html">guide to using xcv</A>
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  <li>There is a <a href="http://vxl.cvs.sourceforge.net/vxl/www/manuals/xcv/newxcv.html">guide to using xcv</a>
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      (also available <a href="http://vxl.cvs.sourceforge.net/vxl/www/manuals/xcv.ps.gz">in postscript format</a>).
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      (also available <a href="http://vxl.cvs.sourceforge.net/vxl/www/manuals/xcv.ps.gz">in postscript format</a>).</li>
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  <li>Download <a href="http://vxl.cvs.sourceforge.net/vxl/www/manuals/xcv.zip">xcv for Windows</a>,
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  <li>Download <a href="http://vxl.cvs.sourceforge.net/vxl/www/manuals/xcv.zip">xcv for Windows</a>,
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      <a href="http://vxl.cvs.sourceforge.net/vxl/www/manuals/xcv-SunOS5.bin.gz">xcv for solaris</a>.
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      <a href="http://vxl.cvs.sourceforge.net/vxl/www/manuals/xcv-SunOS5.bin.gz">xcv for solaris</a>.
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      and <a href="http://vxl.cvs.sourceforge.net/vxl/www/manuals/xcv-linux.bin.gz">xcv for linux</a>
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      and <a href="http://vxl.cvs.sourceforge.net/vxl/www/manuals/xcv-linux.bin.gz">xcv for linux</a></li>
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  <li>Here is some <a href ="http://vxl.cvs.sourceforge.net/vxl/www/manuals/xcvdata.tar.gz">example data</a>
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  <li>Here is some <a href ="http://vxl.cvs.sourceforge.net/vxl/www/manuals/xcvdata.tar.gz">example data</a>
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      suitable for use with xcv.
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<li><b>vgui</b> is the VXL graphical user interface library.
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<li><b>vgui</b> is the VXL graphical user interface library.
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  <li>For a simple introduction to using VGUI there is the
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      <a href="http://vxl.cvs.sourceforge.net/vxl/www/manuals/vgui_users_guide/index.html">VGUI users guide</a>
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      (also <a href="http://vxl.cvs.sourceforge.net/vxl/www/manuals/vgui_users_guide.ps.gz">in postscript format</a>).
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      (also <a href="http://vxl.cvs.sourceforge.net/vxl/www/manuals/vgui_users_guide.ps.gz">in postscript format</a>).
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       example code</a> used in the guide.
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       example code</a> used in the guide.</li>
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  <li>The <a href="http://vxl.cvs.sourceforge.net/vxl/www/manuals/vgui_ref_manual/index.html">VGUI
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      reference manual</a> (also <a href="http://vxl.cvs.sourceforge.net/vxl/www/manuals/vgui_ref_manual.ps.gz">in
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xcv and vgui have not changed a lot since the last release of VXL so these guides should be useful for both
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xcv and vgui have not changed a lot since the last release of VXL so these guides should be useful for both
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the release and development versions of VXL.
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the release and development versions of VXL.
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  <li>The <a href="http://paine.wiau.man.ac.uk/pub/doc_vxl/books/contrib/mul/book.html">MUL
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  <li>The <a href="http://paine.wiau.man.ac.uk/pub/doc_vxl/books/contrib/mul/book.html">MUL book</a> is an overview of libraries concerned with probability modelling, classification, and 3d and registered images.</li>
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<h2>Problems and where to get help</h2>
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<h2>Problems and where to get help</h2>
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Have a look through the <a href="http://vxl.sourceforge.net/build-faq.html">Build FAQ</a>.
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Have a look through the <a href="http://vxl.sourceforge.net/build-faq.html">Build FAQ</a>.
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<li> Exactly what you did and exactly what goes wrong. Be verbose. We need to know this in order to help.
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<li> Exactly what you did and exactly what goes wrong. Be verbose. We need to know this in order to help.
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     If you have problems configuring VXL, include the options you gave to configure and the output it
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<li> Compiler and <i>compiler version number</i>. For gcc, this means we want the output of the
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<li> Compiler and <i>compiler version number</i>. For gcc, this means we want the output of the
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     (yes, both, please - they have been known to differ). For other
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     compilers try <code>-V</code>, <code>-ver</code>, <code> -version</code> or read the manual.
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     compilers try <code>-V</code>, <code>-ver</code>, <code>--version</code> or read the manual. </li>
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