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TinkerCell installation for Ubuntu

  1. Install Qt package if you do not have them by using the following command:
                     sudo apt-get install libqt4-core libqt4-gui libqt4-opengl libqt4-xml libxml2 python octave
    (optional) download and install PySCeS

  2. download TinkerCell tar file and extract it using the command
                     tar xzvf TinkerCell64.tar.gz  (or TinkerCell32.tar.gz)

  3. cd into the TinkerCell folder

  4. source

  5. (optional) open and edit the run_tinkercell script by changing the TINKERCELL_PATH variable to the correct TinkerCell folder. Also, check that the Octave path is correct (if you have octave installed).