Monday, November 14, 2011


A picture can be worth a thousands words. You can find many interesting and self-explanatory pictures here:
In a nutshell: Spinach is not a program, but an open source library; it's something for programmers, not for end users. The language is, once again, Matlab. When the language is Matlab, usually that the programmer and the end user are the same person.
The purpose of Spinach is, once again, to simulate NMR experiments and spectra, of all kinds. With this latest arrival, I am even more convinced that the vast majority of NMR software belongs to the class of simulation software. The mole of published material (in the sense that you can find an article in literature) is inversely proportional to the number of users. It is a fascinating field nonetheless. You can freely download Spinach and read it. Installing it is a different story.


At 1:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

it's mathematica, not matlab.

At 1:58 PM, Blogger old swan said...

It's Matlab, not Mathematica. Read the

1. Minimum version of Matlab is R2011a - 64 bit Matlab is preferred with at least
4GB of free RAM. The workstations that Spinach was developed on had 12GB of RAM
and 64GB swap files on PCI-Express solid state disks.

2. Add the following directories (including subdirectories) to the

Matlab path
(Menu/File/Set Path):


You may have to allow write access to \toolbox\local\pathdef.m file in your Matlab..."

At 7:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not hard to install, just unpack the archive... :)


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