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How to get started:

  • You will need to install MATLAB on your computer. If you're at the University of Virginia, then you can follow these links for installation help:

  • Once MATLAB is installed, you will need to install xolotl. Although xolotl is written in C++, the program is designed to run in the MATLAB environment. To install xolotl, follow these instructions:

    • Download the (link).

    • Unzip the final to your Desktop folder. 

    • Open MATLAB.

    • In MATLAB, navigate to the xolotl_class directory. In the directory, setup_xolotl_beenhakker_class.m in the MATLAB command line. 

    • A dialog box will open. If you have left the setup_xolotl_beenhakker_class.m file in the folder just click OK or Select Folder (different UI for Mac and PC).

    • If MATLAB, MATLAB Toolboxes, and Compilers have been installed, watch all the pop-ups and wait until the interface for xolotlAPP pops up.

    • When you open up MATLAB you should be able to run runXolotlRun.m to complete the exercises.

 Follow this link to the exercises.​

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