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jedit and Topas Academic

jedit is a powerful free java based editor that makes it extremely easy to work with topas input files. With jedit you can:

  • Colour code your input files to highlight keywords/refined values/etc
  • Quickly produce input files from scratch without having to remember topas key words using the xinsert plugin
  • Use predictive typing (ctrl-b) to autocomplete topas keywords
  • launch external programmes (such as topas academic) from within the editor
  • write your own macros to perform common tasks
  • etc

There's lots of jedit help on the web. Information on how to install jedit for use with topas is here. It's best to have topas in a directory name without spaces for all the functionality to work. e.g. c:\topasa

This is how jedit looks when set up to run with topas:

(Click on the images to see them in higher resolution)

Final responsibility for the suitability of any .inp file for a given refinement lies with you. Remember that just being able to fit a set of diffraction data doesn't mean that the model is correct!

Jedit menus are constantly updated. The screenshots and tutorials on these pages may not 100% match the latest menus. Update information is here.



Modified 31-Oct-2006 by John S.O. Evans. Pages checked for Netscape 7 and Internet Explorer 5.5.