Commit 956020ac authored by Andrew Senior's avatar Andrew Senior

Improved description of test run and added how to manually edit the

configuration.
parent a18aeba5
......@@ -63,6 +63,16 @@ individually for each user.</p>
path to the NEC excutable will be
<code>/path/of/your/choice/nec-2/nec/nec2</code></p>
<h3>Manual Configuration</h3>
<p>If you made a mistake during the setup process or you later need to change
the location where the software stores results, you can edit the configuration
file. The file is <code>$HOME/.config/heatererp/conf.m</code> where
<code>$HOME</code> is your home directory. The file is actually an Octave
script that sets the values of certain variables to indicate the path to the
NEC executable, where to find and store files, etc. For example, to change the
path to the NEC executable, edit the definition of the variable <code>
nec2_bin</code>.</p>
<h2>Testing</h2>
<p>To check that your installation is working, a sample log file containing a
synthetic test case is provided. This is located in the <code>testing</code>
......@@ -80,6 +90,15 @@ This will run the model for a hypothetical case where all the transmitters
are used with identical power and perfect phasing to generate a vertical beam
on 5.423 MHz using Array 1.</p>
<p>A number of messages will appear in the Octave terminal window, the most
important being <code>*** running NEC2 ***</code>. This message should be
followed some time later by the message
<code>*** NEC2 completed successfully ***</code>. This may take several minutes
depending on the speed of your computer. If you see an error message instead
then this probably means that something is wrong with your NEC installation.
Make sure that you set the correct path to the NEC executable during the
setup process. If necessary, edit the configuration file to change the path.</p>
<p>When the modelling is complete, a plot will appear on the screen. A PDF
file of the plot will be created in your "plots" directory and a ZIP file
containing the full NEC-2 model output will be created in your "results"
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