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McXtrace - An X-ray ray-trace simulation package

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Essential McXtrace Commands

This is a list of the main commands/binaries that the McXtrace install on your system

starts the McXtrace GUI
mcxtrace a.instr
interpret the instrument file a.instr and output a complete c-program in the file a.c
mxrun a.instr
This utility script does a number of things:
1. Check if the file a.out does not exist or is older than a.instr.
If this is the case:
1.1 Run mcxtrace on a.instr to produce a.c
1.2 Compile a.c to a.out using the c-compiler of choice
2. Run the simulation using 10^6 virtual photons, and prompts the user for input values
mxrun a.instr par1=12
Similar but sets the value of input parameter par1 to 12 and uses the default values for other input parameter. I.e. it does not prompt the user for any more input parameters.
Show a dynamic overview plot of the monitors in the working directory
mxplot dir
Show overview plot of data in directory dir
mxdisplay a.instr
Similar to mxrun but do visual tracing of 10^6 photons (a very high number) using the default plotting backend (usually pgplot).
mxdisplay --format=MATLAB a.instr
Do visual tracing using the Matlab backend (if present)

Last Modified: Tuesday, 08-Feb-2022 16:07:47 CET
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