MeV is capable of being launched and run from the web via Java Webstart. It is also possible to have MeV launch and automatically load a specific datafile on startup. These two features together allow us the ability to provide simple weblinks that, when clicked, will launch MeV and load a dataset of choice.
MeV's command line options are relatively simple. To use them, you must edit the MeV launch file (Windows: tmev.bat; *nix: tmev.sh; Mac: ; Webstart: mev.jnlp).
The options are:
-help Print this help text and exit MeV. -gaggle If this flag is present, MeV will automatically try to connect to the Gaggle boss on startup. It will start the boss if one is not already started. This option requires an internet connection. -fileType TYPE This flag specifies the type of datafile to be loaded. Options are: tdms Tab Delimited, Multiple Sample Files (TDMS) (*.*) mev MeV Files (*.mev and *.ann) tav TIGR ArrayViewer Files (*.tav) affy-gcos Affymetrix GCOS(using MAS5) Files dchip dChip/DFCI_Core Format Files gw-affy GW Affymetrix Files bioconductor-mas5 Bioconductor(using MAS5) Files rma RMA Files cgh CGH Tab Delimited, Multiple Sample affy-gp GEO SOFT Affymetrix Format Files two-channel-gpl GEO SOFT Two Channel Format Files genepix GenePix Format Files agilent Agilent Files geo-series-matrix GEO Series Matrix Files geo-gds GEO GDS Format Files -fileUrl URL The URL of the data file to be preloaded. This must be a complete url, including the http:// or ftp:// protocol indicators. Relative urls are not supported. Local filesystem files are also not supported at this time. -firstRow The index of the first row of expression data (rather than annotation) in a TDMS-like file. If both this and the firstColumn flag are set, MeV can load TDMS-like datafiles without interaction from the user. This number is zero-indexed. -firstColumn The index of the first column of expression data (rather than annotation) in a TDMS-like file. If both this and the firstRow flag are set, MeV can load TDMS-like datafiles without interaction from the user. This number is zero-indexed. -arrayType This value specifies the name of the array that the data in -fileUrl came from. The string must exactly match one of the list of currently-supported arrays, found at ftp://occams.dfci.harvard.edu/pub/bio/tgi/data/Resourcerer/kingdom_species_cloneset_list.txt. The species name is not required.
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The Manual is a detailed description of the workings of MeV.
MeV v4.2 runs on the Windows, Mac OSX or Linux operating systems and requires Java v1.6.0 (1.5 for Mac) or higher.
Java 3D is required for some MeV modules, like PCA.
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The frequently asked questions page is very helpful in troubleshooting problems in installation and usage of MeV.
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