Inspect: A Proteomics Search Toolkit
Copyright 2007, The Regents of the University of California
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Unrestricted Search Tutorial
To install Inspect, first unzip the source distribution. You may need to compile it:
On Windows, use the included executable
inspect.exe. You can build the source code on Windows using the makefile, or
the included Visual Studio project.
On Linux, first install expat. Then,
build Inspect using the included makefile.
Macintosh is not officially supported. Follow the instructions for Linux, they are likely to work.
Other things to do while you're installing:
Inspect requires Python (version 2.1 or later) in order
to run various analysis and utility scripts.
(Optional) You may wish to
install the Python Imaging Library (PIL)
for generation of simple spectrum images.
(Optional) If the psyco
library is installed, it is automatically loaded to speed up analysis scripts; this is entirely
(Recommended) The Python numeric library (numpy) is required for some analysis scripts.
The distribution includes some system tests. After installing, go to the Inspect directory, and
run them to be sure that things are installed properly:
After the run completes, any errors will be reported. Files used by the system tests are stored
in the "SystemTest" subdirectory. The test input file "TestInput.txt" is annotated
with comments, and you can refer to it (or copy and modify it) when starting up searches.
If the tests fail, please submit a bug report (and include
any relevant-looking error messages).