How to download the Vibrating String Simulation lab
(for SGI systems running IRIX 6.2 or greater)

1) Left mouse click here to download string application string.tar.gz (109K, compressed with gzip)

Enter the path name of where you want the string.tar.gz file to be placed. Then click the OK button.
2) Go to the directory where you downloaded the string.tar.gz file.

3) Unzip the file string.tar.gz

% gunzip string.tar.gz

This will produce the file string.tar
4) Untar the file string.tar

% tar -xvf string.tar

This will produce the files: Vibrating-String.tcl, lcse.gif, string, and xstring.
5) Check the first line of the file Vibrating-String.tcl

It will look like this: #!/go/local/bin/wish8.0

This should point to the location of the wish8.0 code.
You may have to edit this line to reflect your systems setup.
6) To run the program execute Vibrating-String.tcl

% Vibrating-String.tcl

This will bring up a gui with three sliders, and three buttons.
7) How to use the vibrating string program.

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