Table of Contents
1. Installing the Program
2. The Launcher Window
3. The Collect Window
4. The Review Window
5. The Configure Window
6. Customizing the Program
7. Troubleshooting

Installing the Program

Standalone Installer

CARMA can be installed as a standalone Windows program by downloading a release (.zip) package from the website. Within this package is the executable (.exe) file CARMA_Installer. Extracting and running this file will initiate a wizard that walks users through the installation steps, including selecting a directory for CARMA’s program files and (if necessary) downloading the appropriate version of MCR. The computer must be connected to the internet to perform this installation. If the computer uses a proxy server to access the internet, this can be configured under Connection Settings.

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Dependencies

CARMA was compiled to run on 64-bit Windows computers; it has been tested on Windows XP (requires Service Pack 2 or 3), Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10. CARMA requires two additional pieces of software to function properly.

First, CARMA requires the VideoLAN VLC media player to display multimedia files. VLC is a free and open-source media player that can be installed quickly and easily. The newest 64-bit version should be downloaded from http://www.videolan.org/vlc/ and installed before running CARMA. Additionally, the "ActiveX plugin" box must be checked while installing VLC.

Second, CARMA requires MATLAB Compiler Runtime (MCR) to interpret the compiled code. MCR is a stand-alone set of libraries that enables the execution of MATLAB files on computers without MATLAB. In order to enable the full functionality of MATLAB, the download for MCR is large. The version of MCR required corresponds to the version of MATLAB that compiled the source code. For official releases, use the newest 64-bit version of MCR. The appropriate version of MCR is automatically downloaded as part of the CARMA installation or may be installed manually by visiting: http://www.mathworks.com/products/compiler/mcr/

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Last edited Mar 9, 2016 at 4:44 PM by jmgirard, version 3