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=Hardware Recommendations=
=Hardware Recommendations=
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SIGMA runs on specific versions of Microsoft Windows (2000/NT/XP/Vista or previous). Any computer capable of running these versions of Windows will run SIGMA. To take full advantage of SIGMA, the Windows' spreadsheet program, Excel, and a word processor are useful. A Microsoft Visual C/C++ Compiler Version 6.0 will allow you to compile SIGMA-generated C programs; there is no guarantee the compiled C code will run in other operating systems.
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SIGMA runs on specific versions of Microsoft Windows (2000/NT/XP/Vista or previous). Any computer capable of running these versions of Windows will run SIGMA. To take full advantage of SIGMA, the Windows' spreadsheet program, Excel, and a word processor are useful. Currently, SIGMA does not support Apple-based computers, other than through boot-camp or some other Windows-based emulator software.
=Downloads=
=Downloads=
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If you would like to install SIGMA, you can download a copy by clicking one of the following links:
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If you would like to install SIGMA, you can download a copy by going to our [[Download | downloads]] page.
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Trial version of SIGMA [http://customsimulations.com/sigmademo.zip here].
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=Installation=
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SIGMA installs using a Windows installer. SIGMA will install both the SIGMA application, as well as a set of sample SIGMA models. These models are stored in your Documents directory, under the sub-directory 'SIGMA Models'. If you want to re-install the application from scratch (replacing these models), you will need to delete this SIGMA Models directory before you install the application.
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Professional version of SIGMA [[here]].
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==Steps to Install==
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1. Double click on the Setup file to begin installation of SIGMA.
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=Installation=
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2. An End User License Agreement will appear. Click 'Agree' to accept the terms and conditions of the EULA or Cancel to abort the setup.
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If you already have a copy of SIGMA.EXE on your computer, you may need to replace it with an updated version.
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After you have unzipped the file SIGMA_2008.zip, a folder called "Sigma" and a file called "READTHIS.TXT will be created. Follow the READTHIS.TXT instructions as follows:
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[[Image:SIGMA_Install_1.png]]
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Copy the entire folder named "Sigma" into your C drive (creating a folder called C:\Sigma with three subfolders).
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3. SIGMA will then install. Upon completion, SIGMA will load for the first time, to complete licensing. You should see a dialog box like the one below informing you that your license has expired.
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==Windows 2000 and XP==
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[[Image:First_Screen.png]]
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RUN hdd32.exe before using SIGMA for the first time. You can now open SIGMA by double-clicking "SIGMA.exe". Ignore any warning messages about hdd32.exe (just hit return key twice)
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==Windows Vista==
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4. Activate SIGMA, by entering your email address and a license key in the dialog box (see below). Clicking on the link 'Click to Purchase Serial Number' will take you to the [[Download | downloads]] page where you can purchase a license. If you have downloaded an academic student license, your license key will be included in the email we sent you when you registered. Activation with a valid license key is required in order to use SIGMA.
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RUN hdd32(Vista).exe before using SIGMA for the first time. You can now open SIGMA by double-clicking "SIGMA.exe". Ignore any warning messages about hdd32.exe (just hit return key twice)
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=Uninstallation=
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[[Image:Activation_window.png]]
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Simply erase the C:\SIGMA folder and all subfolders. SIGMA does not write anything into the Windows Operating System Registry.
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5. SIGMA is located in your Programs menu, under the name 'Bioproduction Group'.
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=Uninstallation=
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Go to your list of Installed Programs to uninstall SIGMA. Optionally, you can also remove the SIGMA models you created. These models are stored in your Documents directory, under the sub-directory 'SIGMA Models'.
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Revision as of 19:11, 2 June 2010

Contents

Hardware Recommendations

SIGMA runs on specific versions of Microsoft Windows (2000/NT/XP/Vista or previous). Any computer capable of running these versions of Windows will run SIGMA. To take full advantage of SIGMA, the Windows' spreadsheet program, Excel, and a word processor are useful. Currently, SIGMA does not support Apple-based computers, other than through boot-camp or some other Windows-based emulator software.

Downloads

If you would like to install SIGMA, you can download a copy by going to our downloads page.

Installation

SIGMA installs using a Windows installer. SIGMA will install both the SIGMA application, as well as a set of sample SIGMA models. These models are stored in your Documents directory, under the sub-directory 'SIGMA Models'. If you want to re-install the application from scratch (replacing these models), you will need to delete this SIGMA Models directory before you install the application.

Steps to Install

1. Double click on the Setup file to begin installation of SIGMA.

2. An End User License Agreement will appear. Click 'Agree' to accept the terms and conditions of the EULA or Cancel to abort the setup.

Image:SIGMA_Install_1.png

3. SIGMA will then install. Upon completion, SIGMA will load for the first time, to complete licensing. You should see a dialog box like the one below informing you that your license has expired.

Image:First_Screen.png

4. Activate SIGMA, by entering your email address and a license key in the dialog box (see below). Clicking on the link 'Click to Purchase Serial Number' will take you to the downloads page where you can purchase a license. If you have downloaded an academic student license, your license key will be included in the email we sent you when you registered. Activation with a valid license key is required in order to use SIGMA.

Image:Activation_window.png

5. SIGMA is located in your Programs menu, under the name 'Bioproduction Group'.

Uninstallation

Go to your list of Installed Programs to uninstall SIGMA. Optionally, you can also remove the SIGMA models you created. These models are stored in your Documents directory, under the sub-directory 'SIGMA Models'.

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