Indirect Estimation and Simulation Tool (IEST) Setup

4. Setup

4.1 Environment

NOTE: This software has been tested on Microsoft Windows XP and Linux. Note that other operating systems (such as OS X and other Windows versions) may work, yet were not fully tested.

Windows

  • Python version 2.7, a Python version for Windows can be downloaded from: here. If this link does not work for you, you may find an alternate version by visiting the following webpage: http://python.org/download/releases/2.7.2/
  • wxPython (Requires Python), a Unicode version suitable for Python version 2.7 for Windows 32 bit can be downloaded from here. If this link does not work for you, you may find an alternate version by visiting the following webpage: http://www.wxpython.org/download.php#stable
  • The NumPy library (Requires Python), a version suitable for Python version 2.7 for Windows can be downloaded from here. If this link does not work for you, you may find an alternate version by visiting the following webpage: http://www.scipy.org/Download
  • The SciPy library (Requires Python and NumPy), a version suitable for Python version 2.7 can be downloaded from here. If this link does not work for you, you may find an alternate version by visiting the following webpage: http://www.scipy.org/DownloadThe above is an essential list and the software will run with these with diminished capabilities.If you plan to create plots from simulation results, you will also need to install the following:
  • The matplotlib library (Requires Python), Version 1.1.0 was used and can be downloaded from here. If this link does not work for you, you may find an alternate version by visiting the following webpage: http://sourceforge.net/projects/matplotlib/files/If you plan to use estimation capabilities that are typically less in use, you will also need to install the following:
  • The Sympy library (Requires Python), Version 0.7.1 was used and can be downloaded from here. If this link does not work for you, you may find an alternate version by visiting the following webpage: http://code.google.com/p/sympy/downloads/list

OS X

4.2 Software Installation

After the environment has been properly installed:

  • Using your web browser, access the project web site at the software section here
  • Download the archive file InstallIEST###.zip where ### stands for the version of the software. You should use the highest version available.
  • Extract the downloaded archive to a directory of your choice. This will be your working directory.
  • If using OS X or Linux, Unzip the IEST software and issue the following command in the unzipped IEST working directory:
    • python Main.py

4.3 Running the Software

Open the working directory created during installation and double-click Main.py. The main form of the system, titled 'Indirect Estimation and Simulation Tool', will open. This is further described in the section Getting Started with IEST.