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If you already installed Victor go directly to the tutorial page.


The source code as well as the precompiled version of the software are available in GitHub. You can download it directly visiting the GitHub page Victor

Source Code

To get the source code you can clone Victor into your local machine from the command line. Assuming you already have installed the Git software, just type in a terminal:

git clone <your_folder>


A precompiled version of the software is also available from the GitHub website in the Release section. Note that the built version has been generated in a 64bit environment using Ubuntu 14.04 and g++ 4.8.2. The link to the page is:


If you successfully got the source code, now you can compile it. Assuming that the g++ compiler is installed in your system simply do:

make clean

The make clean ensures the compilation process will start from scratch.

After the compilation finishes successfully you should obtain the following list of folders:

  • bin/ copy of all "APPS" executable
  • lib/ libraries
  • data/ symbolic links to the content of the "Data" folder inside packages
  • samples/ tutorial examples
  • tools/ helper classes
  • Biopool/ Biopool package
  • Align2/ Align package
  • Energy/ Energy package
  • Lobo/ Lobo package

Setting the environment

To make the software operative you need to set a couple of variables in your environment both in the case you are using the precompiled version or the version locally built from source.

To set the two variable in Bash just type the following commands, replacing <your_folder> with the Victor main directory. Remember to put the tailing backslash symbol ("/") at the end to avoid strange errors:

export VICTOR_ROOT=/<your_folder>/victor/  
export PATH=$PATH:/<your_folder>/victor/bin/

By this, your current session knows where Victor is installed. However, to make the system permanently aware, also when opening new sessions (terminals), you can just edit your Bash configuration file (usually "/home/<user_name>/bashrc" in Ubuntu). Add the following two lines, replacing <your_folder> with the Victor main directory: