Installing graphics utilities for Windows PC

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sonny.zinn
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Installing graphics utilities for Windows PC

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HYSPLIT depends on four third-party software programs for graphics. They are tcl/tk, Ghostscript, GSView, and ImageMagick. Before downloading them from their respective websites, please read https://www.ready.noaa.gov/documents/Tu ... l_win.html and https://www.ready.noaa.gov/HYSPLIT_util.php. This is because there are version requirements. Install the programs following the Tutorial.

The Ghostscript, GSView, and ImageMagick programs are installed by executing their corresponding installer programs. This will require administrator privilege so you may need help from your IT department. Once installed they will be at:

C:\Program Files\gs\gs9.52
C:\Program Files\Ghostgum\gsview
C:\Program Files\ImageMagick

The tcl/tk program may be placed to

C:\ActiveTcl (or C:\tcl)

so that C:\ActiveTcl\bin\wish86t.exe is found.
sonny.zinn
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Re: Installing graphics utilities for Windows PC

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Below are links arranged in order to download graphical utilities for Windows PC:

1) Ghostscript 9.52 - download and install the gs952w64.exe from https://github.com/ArtifexSoftware/ghos ... /tag/gs952 (accessed 14 JUN 2021). Other files may work but gs952w64.exe is the one that was tested at ARL.

2) GSView 5.0 - download and install gsv50w64.exe from http://www.ghostgum.com.au/software/gsview.htm (accessed 14 JUN 2021). This must be installed after Ghostscript. If you reinstalled Ghostscript after GSView is installed, you will need to uninstall and reinstall GSView.

3) ImageMagick - download and install ImageMagick-7.1.0-0-Q16-HDRI-x64-dll.exe at https://imagemagick.org/script/download.php (accessed 14 JUN 2021). Ensure to select the "Install Legacy Utilities" option at one of the installation screens.
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