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LiveDVD for testing/installing software (July 2013)


Live DVD NMI3/ILL cover (July 2013) Live DVD NMI3/ILL cover (July 2013) The Live DVD NMI3/ILL based upon Ubuntu 12.04. Ready to run, with all software pre-installed.

The Data Analysis workpackage and the Computing for Science group at the ILL, provide a ready to run LiveDVD (bootable) which includes a set of neutron scattering software. It runs out of the box, does not affect your current installed system, and can optionally be installed on a hard disk (create an empty partition/area so that the installer use it).
This is especially suited for testing software, schools/workshop/tutorials, and system deployment.

The current Live DVD ‘July 2013’ is based upon a Ubuntu 12.04 system with the following additional applications:

  • LAMP, DAVE, Mantid, Frida, Isaw, nMoldyn, iFit, qtiKWS
  • McStas, Vitess, SimRes
  • MFit/MView, vTAS, ResTrax
  • GRASP, SANSView, SASFit, GenX
  • FullProf, PDFgui, F.O.X., OpenMX, GSAS/EXPGUI

as well as:

  • C, C++ and Fortran compilers, Java, Python, Perl, Tcl/Tk, MPICH,
  • Python libs: Matplotlib, numpy, scientific, tk, numeric
  • AbInit, Chemtool, Gelemental, Ghemical, Gperiodic,
  • Gromacs, mopac, MPQC, PyMol, Rasmol, Viewmol,
  • Avogadro, DrawXtl, CBFlib DX, Fityk, Gabedit, Garlic, Gcrystal,
  • Scilab, Octave, PerlDL, PGPLOT, netcdf, ncview, hdf4, hdf5, nexus, hdfview
  • GeomView, OpenBabel, ParaView, Maxima, Java3d, Mayavi, qtiplot
  • gimp, virtualbox, openoffice, freewrl, partimage, gparted

Get the LiveDVD here (3.2 Gb ISO). Burn ISO, reboot, login with nmi3 no password. More information at the ILL Computing for Science .


  • March 2011: initial release based on Ubuntu 10.04
  • May 2012: release based on Ubuntu 12.04 , adding Frida, Isaw, SANSview, GenX, PDFgui, Vitess. nMoldyn and FreewWRL are buggy.
  • June 2012: fixed FreeWRL crash, and nMoldyn. Update your May 2012 installation by installing the following U12.04 amd64 deb packages python-netcdf, python-scientific, libmozjs2d, freewrl).
  • July 2013: updated packages, fixed some applications

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