The procedure for setting up and using this model is as described in the xspec manual:
0) You need to have the heasoft package installed on your machine, but it must be built from source. Local models cannot be installed from a binary installation.
1) untar this directory somewhere in your user area
2) setup your headas environment (eg. 'setenv HEADAS /path/to/architecture', and 'source $HEADAS/headas-init.csh')
3) point the WARMABS_DATA enviroment variable to the directory where the xstar data files atdb.fits, coheat.dat and pops.fits are kept (eg, 'setenv WARMABS_DATA $PWD'). This must be done AFTER the environment variables for xspec are set up.
4) In addition the WARMABS_POP environment variable must be set to point to the name of the populations file (relative to the WARMABS_DATA location) to be used by the warmab, windabs, multabs and photemis models. For example, the populations for a density 10 gas illuminated by a =2 power law are in pops.fits.n04, so to use these do 'setenv WARMABS_POP pops.fits.n04'.
5) Start up xspec, and in response to the prompt type 'initpackage xstarmod lmodel_warmabs.dat <path-to-current-directory>', where <path-to-current-directory> is the full path of the current directory. Then, after the build is complete type 'lmod xstarmod <path-to-current-directory>' In subsequent sessions you don't neet to do the initpackage step again, just the lmod.
6) Instructions for xspec11:
a) Set the environment variable LMODDIR to the local directory, where you have untarred the package, eg. 'setenv LMODDIR $PWD'
b) make sure this directory is pointed to by your shared object library environment variable, as described in the xspec11 manual, eg. 'setenv LD_LIBRARY_PATH "LD_LIBRARY_PATH"'
c) rename the lmodel_warmabs.dat file to lmodel.dat, or cat it onto an existing lmodel.dat
d) cd into $LHEASOFT/../spectral/xspec/src/local_mod
e) type hmake
f) cd to the directory where you want to work and start xspec 11.