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The current daime version is 2.2.3

Terms of use

daime is free for use in academic research and education. We merely ask users to cite the following article if their published results were obtained by using daime:

Daims H, Lücker S, Wagner M. 2006. daime, a novel image analysis program for microbial ecology and biofilm research. Environ. Microbiol. 8: 200-213. [Pubmed]

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daime is very easy to set up. It can be run from the local hard disk of the computer as well as from a portable storage device (e.g., a USB memory stick). More information on system requirements and step-by-step installation instructions can be found in Appendix I of the daime user manual.

On Windows systems:

Extract the downloaded file into an empty folder on the local hard disk of your computer, or on a memory stick or any other storage device. Then double-click at the file daime.exe to start daime. Optionally, if daime has been copied to the local hard disk: right-click with the mouse at daime.exe, then choose Pin to start or Pin to taskbar.

On Linux systems:

Copy the downloaded file daime_2_2_3_Linux into your home folder or to any other convenient place. In a terminal, go to this place and enter chmod a+x daime_2_2_3_Linux (this is needed only once). Then enter daime_2_2_3_Linux & to start daime. Optionally, add the folder, which contains the daime file, to the PATH environment variable (daime can then be started from any place) or create a shortcut to the daime file on the graphical desktop.

Note: to create movies with the 2D/3D visualization module of daime, install also the ffmpeg program via the package manager of your Linux distribution.

Note: if the online checks for a new daime version and for news about daime fail, make sure that the OpenSSL library (version 1.0.x) is installed on your system - if not, install it via the package manager of your Linux distribution.

Note: daime for Linux runs best on Debian and Ubuntu Linux (since 14.04 LTS) and on Ubuntu-based distributions, such as Xubuntu, Linux Mint, and others. It has also been successfully tested on OpenSUSE. Fedora, Red Hat, and CentOS are currently not officially supported although daime may work on some systems.