VH-1: A beginner's guide

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Problems & solutions
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This web site is intended to serve as a tutorial for using the Beginner's version of VH-1. If you are unfamiliar with VH-1 this is the place to start. Here you will find answers to where to get it, how to get it running, how to set up a few basic problems, and what the next steps are in using VH-1 in your research. (Note: This tutorial presumes you're working in a Unix/Linux environment, or at least have all the common commands available to you.)

To use the Beginner's version of VH-1 you will only need a few basic tools common to any unix operating system. Here we list common open-source solutions available on most linux systems.

gfortran is available for most unix systems. Any FORTRAN 90 compiler will suffice. Commercial compilers exist for virtually every computing platform.
gedit is a common open-source choice, but many options exist. Do not use any editor that inserts unseen formatting tags into the file. (Don't use WORD!) Many commercial compilers come bundled with an editor.
gnuplot is a command-line program. It is very easy to get a simple plot, but a bit tedious to tailor a plot to your liking. GUI-driven plotting programs are also available.

Authors: Don Warren, John Blondin