How to open networks more easily
This trick will allow you to open OpenMarkov's networks by double-clicking on them. We explain it for Windows; the procedure for other operating systems is similar.
- When downloading OpenMarkov's executable file, save it always as OpenMarkov.jar and remember the folder where you saved it; for example, c:\OpenMarkov.
- Create a text document and rename it as OpenMarkov.bat.
Create a text file called OpenMarkov.bat,
containing one line like this:
java -jar c:\OpenMarkov\OpenMarkov.jar %*The path to the file OpenMarkov.jar may be different if you have downloaded it on another folder.
- If it doesn't work, the problem may be that Windows cannot find Java. In this case, go to Control Panel > System > Advanced options > Environment variables, and at the variable Path add the path to Java. For example, in Windows 7 64-bits or in Windows XP add "c:\Program files\Java\jre7\bin". In Windows 7 32-bits add "c:\Program files (x86)\Java\jre7\bin".
- Right-click on any file having the extension .pgmx (i.e., a file in format ProbModelXML) and in the contextual menu select "Open with > Choose program...". Choose the file OpenMarkov.bat created in the previous step and check the box "Always use the selected program to open this type of file."