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Manual Reference Pages  -  MCDOC-2.2A (1)

NAME

mcdoc - documentation tool of the McStas neutron ray-trace simulation package

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Options
Examples
Environment
Bugs
Author
See Also

SYNOPSIS

mcdoc [-mc] [comp|instr]

DESCRIPTION

The mcdoc command is the documentation tool of the McStas package. It opens a browser to display help ressources.

McStas is a general tool for simulating neutron scattering instruments and experiments. It is actively supported by Risoe National Laboratory and ILL

McStas is based on a compiler [mcstas(1)] that reads a high-level specification language defining the instrument to be simulated and produces C code that performs the Monte Carlo Simulation. The system is very fast in use, both when setting up the instrument definition and when doing calculations.

McStas supports all neutron scattering instruments, including triple-axis, time-of-flight instruments, and polarised neutrons. It comes with a comprehensive manual and a library of well-tested components that include most standard elements of neutron scattering instruments, including steady-state and pulsed sources, monochromators/analysers, guides, collimators, vanadium and powder samples, velocity selectors and choppers, and a variety of detectors.

The package consists of the following user commands:
mcgui(1)
  is the graphical user interface. Then use the Neutron Site menu to select an example instrument, and access the whole documentation for the Help menu. It contains an instrument editor, methods to plot simulation results, and much more
mcrun(1)
  is the command-line tool for building and running simulations
mcplot(1)
  is the simulation results plotting tool
mcdisplay(1)
  is the instrument geometry and neutron trajectory viewer
mcdoc(1)
  is the documentation tool
mcstas(1)
  is the instrument compiler
mcformat(1)
  can transform any text data set from one format to an other. It does not support conversion from binary data sets. It can also merge equivalent results.
We encourage users to refer to the User and Component Manuals, which are available with the command mcdoc

OPTIONS

The usage of the command does not require option. Refer to mcplot -h for special uses.
-h | --help
  displays the command help
-c opens the Component manual
-m opens the User manual

EXAMPLES

Typical usage
  mcdoc

ENVIRONMENT

The MCSTAS environment variable may be set to define the McStas library location. This is /usr/local/lib/mcstas on Linux systems. Executables are usually located in /usr/local/bin.

The BROWSER environment variable may be set to define the default HTML browser to use

BUGS

McStas is a large package, and bugs might be found. If so, please report to http://mcstas.org/McZilla/ and the mailing list mcstas-users@mcstas.org

AUTHOR

Peter Kjaer Willendrup, Emmanuel FARHI, Kim Lefmann, and Klaus Lieutenant

SEE ALSO

mcstas(1), mcrun(1), mcdisplay(1), mcplot(1), mcgui(1), mcdoc(1), mcformat(1)

web site: <http://www.mcstas.org>

mailing list: <mailto:mcstas-users@mcstas.org>

matlab(1), idl(1), octave(1), vitess(1), NISP(1), restrax(1), mcnp(1), tripoli(1)

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