Next: Step-by-Step Installation
Installing profit is straightforward, although it helps if you are
familiar with unix ``tarballs'' and directory structure. Mac OS X
users should be able to download the binary version which will expand
either automatically or after double-clicking on the file.
Profit binary tarballs come in two types:
- These include everything needed for profit to run,
and can be downloaded, untarred, and run immediately. Each tarball is
MB. We recommend using the complete version if possible.
- These only update profit to the latest version.
Profit requires a small binary and library of its own, and is
compiled using a specific version of the ROOT (http://root.cern.ch)
library and ATOMDB (http://asc.harvard.edu/atomdb/) database, which
must also be installed (and is provided in the complete package). Our
intent is to change the ROOT and ATOMDB versions infrequently, and
therefore these will be left out of update releases to reduce
unnecessarily large downloads.