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Benchmark Dose Software (BMDS)

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  1. Tools
    BMDS is compiled using the free and open source MinGW programming environment. MinGW, which stands for “Minimalist GNU for Windows,” provides an Open Source programming tool set that is suitable for the development of native MS-Windows applications. Follow these instructions to download and install MinGW:
    • Download the MinGW (32-bit version) installer from: http://sourceforge.net/projects/mingw/files/latest/download?source=dlp. If this URL does not work, go to the MinGW project page at http://sourceforge.net/projects/mingw/ and click the Download button.
    • Run the installation program: mingw-get-inst-20120426.exe and use the following settings during setup:
      • On the Repository Catalogues screen, select “Download latest repository catalogues”
      • On the Select Start Menu Folder screen, uncheck “Don’t create a Start Menu folder” if it checked. (The MinGW Shell shortcut will be used later to compile BMDS.)
      • On the "Select Components" screen, check these items:
        ✓ C Compiler
        ✓ Fortran Compiler
        ✓ MSYS Basic System
        ✓ MinGW Developer Toolkit
  2. Compiling the BMDS Source Code
    1. Download and unzip the BMDS sources (873KB, ZIP file) into a directory where you have permission (for example, C:\USEPA). This will create a subdirectory called bmds_models (for example, C:\USEPA\bmds_models).
    2. Run the MinGW Shell from the shortcut created during installation. (We have not tested using the Windows command prompt to compile BMDS, although it should be possible.)
      Notes regarding the MinGW Shell (MSYS):
      • MSYS mimics the behavior and commands of a unix/linux shell. In particular, directory path components are separated by “/” (forward slash) instead of “\“ (backward slash)
      • The top of the file tree is rooted under the MinGW installation directory, which limits the view of your Windows files by default. You can access files outside of the MSYS root by specifying the Windows drive letter at the beginning of a path name; for example, C:/.
  3. Change directory (“cd”) to the bmds_models directory and run the make command. For example:
$ cd c:/USEPA/bmds_models
$ make
  1. After make finishes, the model executables will appear in the bin subdirectory.

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