MUD Data Format - Software Manager's Guide

Location of files

The sources for MUD are kept in a CVS repository, which may be read over the World Wide Web.

The subdirectories are explained are follows:

The file should contain the sources necessary for building the library and file conversion utility on any supported platform. See the MUD Installation Guide for more details on installing MUD.

Extending the format

You may wish to extend the library with a new section tailored to your lab or experiment type. You will need to edit a few files in, and probably add one file to, the directory mud/src. The procedure is as follows:

  1. Allocate Lab, Format and Section identifiers in the file mud.h. If your lab or format are already defined, do not allocate new numbers, but the new Section number must be unique. If the new MUD Section definition is of general interest to the µSR community, a Section ID should be chosen, with the agreement of other labs, incorporating the Generic ID rather than the local Lab ID. Follow the format of the other Section types. Similarly, add this identifier to the Fortran include files (mud.f90, mud.f77, mud.finc) to maintain Fortran compatibility.

  2. Also in the file mud.h, add the definition of the structure (e.g., MUD_SEC_GEN_HIST_DAT) following the examples of the other definitions. The structure must begin with the member 'MUD_CORE core;'. Similarly, add this structure definition to the Fortran include files (mud.f90 and mud.finc).

  3. Further down in the file mud.h, add a forward declaration of the procedure to read your new Section type (e.g., MUD_SEC_TRI_TI_RUN_DESC_proc). Similarly, add this forward declaration to the Fortran include file mud.finc.

  4. In the module mud_new.c, add an entry in the switch statement of the procedure mud_new for your new section type. This routine allocates space for newly created sections.

  5. Write the routine to read, write, etc., the new Section type in a new module. The name of the routine will be the same as the forward declaration in mud.h mentioned above. Take a look at the module mud_tri_ti.c for an example of how to do this. This routine should be able to free, read, write, get the size of, and display the contents of the Section. It should use the the routines provided to encode and decode data from the file to the platform-specific format (which is detected automatically).

  6. Add the module to the 'OBJS' list in the makefiles descrip.mms, makefile., makefile.dos, and makefile.linux. Then, rebuild the installation zip file. This is the latest installation file for all platforms., TRIUMF Data Acquisition Group, TRIUMF CMMS