This is version 4.4 of Gifa.
Version 4.4 - dated november 2001
The Gifa program is a multi-purpose NMR program. It is designed for
the processing, the display and the analysis of 1D, 2D & 3D NMR data-sets.
The program includes all the classical processing, displaying and
plotting capabilities of an NMR program, as well as more advanced
processing techniques such as Maximum Entropy processing or Linear
prediction. There is no actual limit to the size of the data-set which can
be processed. A complete macro language permits to builds sophisticated
processing. The Graphic User Interface is fully designable and programmable
by the user.
The version 4.2 introduced a complete module for DOSY processing, as
well as a general fitter.
An assignment module has recently be added to the program. It is aimed
toward the assignment of protein and peptides from a set of 2D homonuclear
experiments. Version 4.22 extended this module with a comprehensive
module for heteronuclear relaxation analysis.
Version 4.4 introduces speed-up in DOSY execution, the complete handling
of digitally filtered Bruker data-sets, a better solvent flattening and
many extension in the macro langage.
The program currently runs on several UNIX platforms. The graphics
can be displayed on X-Windows terminals. Plots are generated on postscript
or HP-GL devices.
There is support for processing files coming from Varian and Bruker
(AM, AMX, DMX) spectrometers, as well as more generic formats (ascii format,
matlab (tm) files, etc..). Jeol and GE will be supported as soon as somebody
can help me at this.
This version is distributed under a licence. There is no
fee for academic laboratories, however the licence requires that you refer
to Gifa in any published work which depend in some manner on the Gifa
Note that that Gifa could be used for several other purposes than NMR:
- sophisticate image filtering
(based on convolutions and Fourier Analysis)
- a generic application generator
(based on the macro language and the programmable GUI)
(we actually use Gifa for the system management of the network)
This program can be downloaded by anonymous FTP on Internet, the
home site is the following address :
There is also mirror sites :
In Japan :
at Institute for Molecular Science, Okazaki,
In US. :
Ohio Supercomputer Center, Colombus
The distribution of Gifa is conditionned by a licence agreement that the user
should sign to get a working program.
Registration is free for academical laboratories, however a licence is required
so that you can use Gifa on a sound legal basis (Gifa is NOT public domain, nor
is it covered by the GNU licence agreement). A single licence is given to one
laboratory, and can be used on all the machines of this lab.
In the distribution, you will find 4 versions of the licence agreement :
licence_eng.ps the english version in postscript
licence_eng.asc the english version in ascii
license_fra.ps the french version in postscript
license_fra.asc the french version in ascii
When registered, you will be receive by e-mail a small licence key file that
will remove all the annoying messages that you currently have when running the
software. You will also be put in the Gifa mail-list, in order to get
informations on the new release of Gifa, and to exchange tips/problems with
other Gifa users. Finally, you will also be logged in my list of registered
laboratories (never distributed to anybody).
The program is obtained by anonymous FTP at several addresses (see above)
log with ftp on the server
login as anonymous, give your e-mal address as password
go to the gifa directory
get the needed files
In this distribution you will find the following files :
makefile The basic command file for unpacking and installing
the complete Gifa program.
...Just type make and follow the instructions
gifav4_SOL2.tar.Z The binaries for SUN/Sparc Solaris 2.4
gifav4_LINUX.tar.Z The binaries for PC /Linux
gifav4_DARWIN.tar.Z The binaries for Macintosh / Mac Os X
gifav4_SGI6.tar.Z The binary for Silicon Graphics / IRIX 6.5
...copy only the one you need for your machine
...missing binary files means that the port is not finished yet.
...Some versions are more tested than others, (SUN is the less tested)
gifav4_basic.tar.Z The basic support files (macros, help, utilities,...)
...This one is needed !
gifav4_data.tar.Z Some data for demos ( ~6 Mega)
...This one is helpfull to learn how to use Gifa.
doc/*.html The gifa documentation in Mosaic format
doc/*.ps.Z The gifa documentation in Postscript
...only there as convenience, a copy is present in the gifav4_basic.tar.Z file.
To summarize :
Get : Makefile
Type : make
and follow the instructions
The *.tar.Z files can then be deleted.
The complete package takes about 16 Mega on the disk. From which about 6 are
example files which can be removed.
Installation, when decompressing the archives takes about 10 Mega more.
This software is still in development, it intensely tested here in
Montpellier on HP and SGI. Friends of mine test it on AIX and Linux. However the
software is not finished yet. There are : -missing features, -features that
are not yet implemented as in the manual,-commands that may change (slightly
I hope, changes will be described in the follow-up), -known bugs, and of
course -unknown bugs.
Use it at your own risks, I am not liable for any loss of data,
time, integrity, etc.. due to using this software.
THIS PACKAGE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR
IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED
WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTIBILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
Internationnal users should sign,
fax, and mail me the english version.
my fax number :
Les utilisateurs dans un laboratoire
français doivent signer, me télécopier,
et me poster la version française.
mon numero de fax :
(33) (0)4 67 52 96 23
my address :
mon adresse :
Faculte de Pharmacie
15 avenue Charles Flahault
F-34060 Montpellier Cedex FRANCE
my e-mail address
mon adresse electronique :