Previously acquired microprobe data may be summarized and transferred
using x-terminals in the department and elsewhere. The instructions
for summarizing and transferring should be followed carefully,
failure to do so could interfere with the processes running on
This command opens up a terminal in which you can
run software on castaing. If you are in the department, the addressing
information after castaing should not be needed.
The first line in the terminal window asks for a
password. Press return. A login prompt will appear. Login with
your account name (jx1, jx2 ... etc.) and password. Once you have
logged in correctly you will see a UNIX command line.
This command tells the probe computer where to display graphical programs. The "xterm name" refers to the name of the terminal. This may be either an IP address (e.g. 188.8.131.52:0.0) or a name (e.g. probe-xterm). Most departmental xterms have the name (or number) written on the monitor case. To find the name where this is not the case, enter the command "env" in a regular window on the terminal. The name or numbers following the "DISPLAY" entry are the required data
This command starts an "off-line" version of the EPMA software. This program is not truly offline, and it is possible to affect the operation of the probe. You should only use the process menu to avoid problems. You may now use the Summary ( Process Quantitative Analysis Summary) program to summarize your data (see Chapter X in manual for an explanation of the summary program). It is recommended that you save your data files under your group name, not the sample name. This will allow for easier cleanup of old summary files. These files are deleted regularly and so should be saved offline.
Close the EPMA menu.
There are two ways to get your data from the probe
computer to your local computer by email and by ftp
NB. Data summary files are not considered essential
data and may be deleted without notice. (The actual raw data
is usually left on the computer for 1-2 months depending on disk
space. It is then archived to tape.)