`spreads' is a Brownian dynamics simulator for diblock copolymers and homopolymers, based on the soft colloid and soft dumbbell models. It enables dynamics simulations with small computational cost because of its high coarse graining level.
`spreads' is developped and tested on Linux, and thus is is designed for UNIX/Linux environments. Currently development tools on Microsoft Windows (Borland C++ Builder, Microsoft Visual C++, etc) are not supported. To compiler and run spreads on Windows, you are recommended to use Cygwin (http://www.cygwin.com/) for UNIX compatiblity (spreads is written in ANSI C, so it is possible to build the native binary for Windows. However, it needs extra Makefiles or complicated configure scripts. Thus it is not supported.)
`spreads' is written in ANSI C. To compiler it, you need an ANSI C compiler and GNU make utility. It also requires Lua and zlib. Before compiling spreads, you should install these libraries into your system.
`spreads' uses autoconf / automake, so if required libraries are already installed, you can compile and install it just like other free softwares.
$ zcat spreads-0.1.3.tar.gz | tar xvf - $ cd spreads-0.1.3 $ ./configure $ make $ su # make install
If you are using GNU tar, you can use is as
tar zxvf spreads-0.1.3.tar.gz
zcat spreads-0.1.3.tar.gz | tar xvf -.