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.
- F90 COMPILER
- gfortran is available for most unix systems. Any FORTRAN 90 compiler will suffice. Commercial compilers exist for virtually every computing platform.
- TEXT EDITOR
- 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.
- PLOT PROGRAM
- 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