Installation

OOMMF Calculator (OOMMFC) can be used on all major operating systems, but requires an installation of OOMMF to function. Alternatively, OOMMFC can interface with Docker (https://www.docker.com/) to run OOMMF. The installation procedure is to:

  1. Install OOMMF:
  1. Install OOMMFC

For further instructions, refer to the section for the operating system you use.

Windows

OOMMF

Note that you do not need to install OOMMF directly (following the next steps) if you install Docker instead. OOMMFC must be installed either way.

  1. First, you need to install tcl on your machine. To do this, download the .exe file from http://www.activestate.com/activetcl/downloads appropriate for your Windows operating system (32-bit or 64-bit). After the download is complete, run the downloaded file and follow the instructions.
  2. From http://math.nist.gov/oommf/software-12.html download the .zip file for the latest OOMMF version which is appropriate for your Windows OS (32-bit or 64-bit). After the download is complete, unzip (extract) this file. Locate among the the unzipped files oommf.tcl and remember its location. We are going to need it in step 3.
  3. In order to help oommfc find where oommf.tcl is, we need to set the value of environment variable OOMMFTCL. To do this, in Control Panel, select System -> Advanced system settings (tab Advanced) -> Environment variables. In User variables select New... and type OOMMFTCL for Variable name and C:\path\you\remembered\from\step2\oommf.tcl to Variable value.

OOMMFC

  1. On Windows, before we install oommfc, we need to install Python3 Anaconda distribution. Therefore, download “Graphical Installer” for Python3 (or “Command-line installer” for Python3 if you are confident with command prompt) from https://www.continuum.io/downloads#windows. After download is complete, run the .exe file and follow the instructions to install Anaconda3.

  2. If you’re experienced with Anaconda, you may want to create a new environment. If you do, run conda install numpy scipy matplotlib inside this environment. If you don’t know about conda environments, skip this step.

  3. Now we have everything required to install oommfc. Run in Command Prompt:

    pip install oommfc
    

MacOS

OOMMF

Note that you do not need to install OOMMF directly (following the next steps) if you install Docker instead. OOMMFC must be installed either way.

  1. To compile OOMMF on MacOS, make sure you have XCode (installed from the AppStore) and git (https://git-scm.com/download/mac) installed.

  2. clone the repository by typing

    git clone https://github.com/fangohr/oommf.git
    

    in your terminal.

  3. To compile OOMMF, change the directory (cd oommf) and simply run:

    make
    
  4. Finally, we have to set the environment variable OOMMFTCL, so that previously installed oommfc knows where to find OOMMF. Consequently, in your home directory, add the path to oommf.tcl file to the end of the .bash_profile file. More specifically, the line at the end of your file should look like:

    export OOMMFTCL="/path/to/your/compiled/oommf.tcl"
    

    Please note that after editing ``.bashrc`` file, you need to refresh your environment variables

    source ~/.bashrc
    

    or simply by opening a new Terminal window.

OOMMFC

  1. On MacOS, before we install oommfc, we need to install Python3 Anaconda distribution. Therefore, download “Graphical Installer” for Python3 (or “Command-line installer” for Python3 if you feel confident with terminal) from https://www.continuum.io/downloads#osx. After the download is completed, run the .pkg file and follow the instructions to install Anaconda3.

  2. Now we have everything required to install oommfc. Therefore, run in terminal:

    python3 -m pip install oommfc
    

Linux (Ubuntu)

OOMMF

Note that you do not need to install OOMMF directly if you install Docker instead. OOMMFC must be installed either way.

  1. You can compile OOMMF on your machine by firstly installing required packages:

    apt-get install git tcl-dev tk-dev
    
  2. Clone the repository:

    git clone https://github.com/fangohr/oommf.git
    
  3. To compile OOMMF, change the directory (cd oommf) and simply run:

    make
    
  4. Finally, we have to set the environment variable OOMMFTCL, so that previously installed oommfc knows where to find OOMMF. Consequently, in your home directory, add the path to oommf.tcl file to the end of the .bashrc file. More specifically, the line at the emd of your file should look like:

    export OOMMFTCL="/path/to/your/oommf.tcl"
    

Please note that after editing ``.bashrc`` file, you need to refresh your environment variables

source ~/.bashrc

or simply by opening a new Terminal window.

OOMMFC

  1. To install OOMMFC, we first have to make sure you have pip installed. Please note that this command requires root privileges (sudo).

    apt-get install python3-pip
    
  2. Now, we can install oommfc

python3 -m pip install oommfc