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xuan-ce wang

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How to read input file and updata
« on: January 10, 2009, 09:23:13 am »
Hi Paula,
     I hope you'll bare with me as I'm really new to MELTS.  I have just downloaded it from the website and tried to run through the getting started section to test that I have installed everything correctly.  I correctly run at the command line. But I am unable to read some of input files (such as the Sun_McDonough_PM.melts, and Morb.melts). Additionally, I am not very sure how to update and how to create a new input files. Any help will be grately appreciated. Thanks ,xuance


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Re: How to read input file and updata
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2009, 12:45:00 pm »
Hi Xuance,

The problem with reading in melts files is probably a path problem (see here).

By 'update' I am guessing that you mean update the melts_file.  To do that use option 14.  You will be given the option to write out the liquid composition or the residue composition (or in certain circumstances the bulk composition) in melts_file format.  There is more information about this option in the manual.

To create a new input file I usually just copy an old one and edit in a text editor, such as Notepad if you are on Windows.  To make more that one melts_file try the '-t table_file' switch for  Again there's more about this in the manual.

If anything doesn't work please don't hesitate to post again (I've been on leave but I'll be around more from now on so your post will get answered...).

« Last Edit: September 04, 2009, 01:38:48 pm by Paula »