This is a beta of the next version of Cloudy. Instructions for downloading
the source and atomic data, setting up the executable, and compiling the
ancillary files, are given on this page.
Note: Beta 5 is "feature complete" - all of the
advances are implemented in this version. The final version should be released towards the
end of Spring 2003.
Please help by letting me know
of problems, differences with previous versions, or suggestions for making the
code better, or improving these instructions.
If you have trouble with accessing this site with your browser, you can
still get the files by anonymous ftp. The site is
gradj.pa.uky.edu, and you
should cd to pub/gary/c96. Files are in subdirectories located there. gradj
is a Linux box so use binary mode ftp transfer mode if you are using a Mac or
Setting up this version
- Get a copy of Hazy, the documentation for
the current version of the code and
path.c to tell the code where the data files live.
- Compile the
- This explains how to execute the
code. This page shows some examples of calling Cloudy as a subprogram to compute
grids of models.
- You must compile
some stellar data files if you want to use the Atlas, CoStar, and Rauch
stellar atmosphere continua.
- Run the test suite to confirm that all is well.
- Hot Fixes A set of corrections to the source,
which will be incorporated in the next incremental upgrade, are listed in the
Hot Fixes page. It is very important that
you edit the source to incorporate these Hot Fixes since they correct known
problems. The source you obtain here does not have any of these these
fixes included. (Reason: this is the source that created the output files
that are downloaded with the test suite. You can validate your system/compiler by confirming that this
source reproduces that output. This source and output constitute a reference
for where the code was at a particular time.)
The Cloudy 96 Revision History lists changes
that have occurred in the upgrade from C94 to C96.
Known problems with this version are described here.
Here is an important note on
execution time with grains
While doing all that downloading you might be interested in Cloudy's
favorite song in mp3 format (from Simon &
Garfunkel's Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme).
Last changed 12/23/03.
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