Starting Artemis

ARTEMIS is launched on Windows by double-clicking the Artemis icon on the desk top, by selecting Artemis from the Demeter menu in the Start Menu, or by typing dartemis (with a d) at the command prompt. If you installed DEMETER using the standard installer package, you can also double click on an ARTEMIS project file (i.e. one with a .fpj extension) to open it in ARTEMIS.

On a unix computer, ARTEMIS is launched by typing dartemis in the shell. Depending on how DEMETER was installed on your computer, there may be some kind of application launcher, such as a desktop icon, a panel or dashboard launcher, or an entry in some kind of application menu.

To do! Describe how this is done on a Mac once the Mac installer exists....

Once started, ARTEMIS displays two windows, as shown below.

Artemis, as it appears immediately after starting.

Everything will certainly look a little different on your computer. This and all other screenshots in this document were taken on an Ubuntu Linux computer running KDE with custom window decorations. Although the details of the appearance may differ, all functionality is the same on all platforms. (You may not have a cool insect as the background image. Your loss.)

The window across the top of your screen is the “Main window”. It provides an overview of the state of the program and of your fitting project. The window along the left side of the screen is the “Plot window”. It is used to control how certain plots of your data, fits, paths, and other things are displayed.

The plot window can be hidden by clicking the “Plot” button on the left side of the main window. Clicking that button again will make the plot window reappear in the same place on your screen.

The following two sections provide an overview of the functionality in these two windows. We will return these many times throughout this document.