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Which spice?

Started by Unknown February 1, 2015
Want to run spice on this machine. Its running Avlinux 6.04, debian based to some extent. 

Package manager lists:

gwave - waveform viewer for spice simulators
easyspice - graphical frontend for spice
ngspice 
gspiceui - graphical user interface for ngspice & gnucap
gnucap - circuit analysis package

Presumably I'd pick ngspice, which I've not encountered before, does it need easyspice or gspiceui with it? Or is there a version of LTspice it'll run?

thank you
NT
On Sun, 1 Feb 2015 18:13:29 -0800 (PST), meow2222@care2.com wrote:

>Want to run spice on this machine. Its running Avlinux 6.04, debian based to some extent.
LTspice runs nicely under WINE. <https://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=application&iId=2000> <http://ltwiki.org/index.php?title=Running_Under_Linux> <http://www.linear.com/designtools/software/#LTspice> -- Jeff Liebermann jeffl@cruzio.com 150 Felker St #D http://www.LearnByDestroying.com Santa Cruz CA 95060 http://802.11junk.com Skype: JeffLiebermann AE6KS 831-336-2558
On Sun, 01 Feb 2015 18:31:12 -0800, Jeff Liebermann wrote:

> On Sun, 1 Feb 2015 18:13:29 -0800 (PST), meow2222@care2.com wrote: > >>Want to run spice on this machine. Its running Avlinux 6.04, debian >>based to some extent. > > LTspice runs nicely under WINE. > <https://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=application&iId=2000> > <http://ltwiki.org/index.php?title=Running_Under_Linux> > <http://www.linear.com/designtools/software/#LTspice>
I use LTSpice all the time under WINE, with XBuntu as the OS. It works great. -- Tim Wescott Wescott Design Services http://www.wescottdesign.com
On Monday, February 2, 2015 at 2:31:18 AM UTC, Jeff Liebermann wrote:
> On Sun, 1 Feb 2015 18:13:29 -0800 (PST), meow2222@care2.com wrote: > > >Want to run spice on this machine. Its running Avlinux 6.04, debian based to some extent. > > LTspice runs nicely under WINE. > <https://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=application&iId=2000> > <http://ltwiki.org/index.php?title=Running_Under_Linux> > <http://www.linear.com/designtools/software/#LTspice>
I like that idea better. Thanks NT
On Sunday, February 1, 2015 at 9:13:35 PM UTC-5, meow...@care2.com wrote:
> Want to run spice on this machine. Its running Avlinux 6.04, debian based to some extent. > > Package manager lists: > > gwave - waveform viewer for spice simulators > easyspice - graphical frontend for spice > ngspice > gspiceui - graphical user interface for ngspice & gnucap > gnucap - circuit analysis package > > Presumably I'd pick ngspice, which I've not encountered before, does it need easyspice or gspiceui with it? Or is there a version of LTspice it'll run? > > thank you > NT
I have used ngspice on several versions of Fedora 15, 18 and 20. No issues at all. The input is text based, and the output data format is perfectly compatible with gnuplot. The big advantage of text based input is that the netlist can be modified quickly and easily without having to edit any schematic, and then ensuring that each component is wired up correctly.
On Mon, 2 Feb 2015 22:08:29 -0800 (PST), dakupoto@gmail.com wrote:

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>The big advantage of text based input is >that the netlist can be modified quickly and easily without having to edit any schematic, >and then ensuring that each component is wired up correctly.
ROTFLMAO :-D Text entry is the best way to make mistakes you can't find. I last used text entry ~1987 whilst still on a VAX using Berkeley Spice. ...Jim Thompson -- | James E.Thompson | mens | | Analog Innovations | et | | Analog/Mixed-Signal ASIC's and Discrete Systems | manus | | San Tan Valley, AZ 85142 Skype: skypeanalog | | | Voice:(480)460-2350 Fax: Available upon request | Brass Rat | | E-mail Icon at http://www.analog-innovations.com | 1962 | I love to cook with wine. Sometimes I even put it in the food.
On Mon, 02 Feb 2015 22:08:29 -0800, dakupoto wrote:

> The big advantage of text based input is that the netlist can be > modified quickly and easily without having to edit any schematic, > and then ensuring that each component is wired up correctly.
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On Tue, 03 Feb 2015 07:54:44 -0700, Jim Thompson
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>On Mon, 2 Feb 2015 22:08:29 -0800 (PST), dakupoto@gmail.com wrote: > >[snip] >>The big advantage of text based input is >>that the netlist can be modified quickly and easily without having to edit any schematic, >>and then ensuring that each component is wired up correctly. > >ROTFLMAO :-D > >Text entry is the best way to make mistakes you can't find. > >I last used text entry ~1987 whilst still on a VAX using Berkeley >Spice. > > ...Jim Thompson
I knew a guy who did mechanical drawings as text entry, prectically typing plotter files. It didn't catch on. -- John Larkin Highland Technology, Inc picosecond timing laser drivers and controllers jlarkin att highlandtechnology dott com http://www.highlandtechnology.com
Den tirsdag den 3. februar 2015 kl. 15.54.49 UTC+1 skrev Jim Thompson:
> On Mon, 2 Feb 2015 22:08:29 -0800 (PST), dakupoto@gmail.com wrote: > > [snip] > >The big advantage of text based input is > >that the netlist can be modified quickly and easily without having to edit any schematic, > >and then ensuring that each component is wired up correctly. > > ROTFLMAO :-D > > Text entry is the best way to make mistakes you can't find. > > I last used text entry ~1987 whilst still on a VAX using Berkeley > Spice. >
it depends, if you are fiddling with transistors yes if you are doing logic and big busses text is lot easier a faster and a diff is easy -Lasse
On 02/03/2015 09:54 AM, Jim Thompson wrote:
> On Mon, 2 Feb 2015 22:08:29 -0800 (PST), dakupoto@gmail.com wrote: > > [snip] >> The big advantage of text based input is >> that the netlist can be modified quickly and easily without having to edit any schematic, >> and then ensuring that each component is wired up correctly. > > ROTFLMAO :-D > > Text entry is the best way to make mistakes you can't find. > > I last used text entry ~1987 whilst still on a VAX using Berkeley > Spice. > > ...Jim Thompson >
It's a reasonable way to do automation, though, e.g. wrapping SPICE in an optimizing loop. You'd want to use the schematic entry tool to start with, though. LTspice .asc files are human-readable and eminently hackable. Cheers Phil Hobbs -- Dr Philip C D Hobbs Principal Consultant ElectroOptical Innovations LLC Optics, Electro-optics, Photonics, Analog Electronics 160 North State Road #203 Briarcliff Manor NY 10510 hobbs at electrooptical dot net http://electrooptical.net