Getting started

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Getting started

Obtain the software

To get started using MKMCXX, you need to download the software package and unpack it on your machine. The package contains a single executable file. For windows, this file is called "mkmcxx.exe", for Unix this is simply "mkmcxx".

In addition to the software, you also need to obtain a text editor. On Unix systems, typically vim or nano is installed. For Windows, we recommend using Notepad++.

Running the program

Performing a simulation works somewhat different on Windows as compared to Unix. Please read the respective instructions below.


On Windows, you can perform simulations by placing these in separate folders and executing a batch file. To perform the example simulation, go to the folder where you have unpacked the software package. Open the folder place_different_runs_here and thereafter the folder example. Inside this folder, there is a file called run.bat; double-click on this file and the simulation should start.


On Unix systems, simulations are typically performed using the command line. Open a terminal and go to the root folder of the MKMCXX package. In this folder, you will see a directory named bin and a directory named example. Go to the example directory and execute the program as follows:

../bin/mkmcxx -i input.mkm

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