The Huygens System is an image processing software package specifically designed to facilitate the restoration of microscopic images. It provides many arithmetic operations on image types ranging from simple 2D images of unsigned bytes to multi-parameter, 3D time series of complex values. This functionality forms the basis for the more advanced features of the Huygens System aimed at image restoration, i.e., the `reconstruction' of the object that gave rise to the actual recorded image.The Huygens System shows these images in a transparent way and allows inspection, processing and restoration in a straightforward manner. The Huygens System- Batch version is a compute engine; it does not display any images.

 To run this software in a Linux environment run the commands (for interactive use of huygens, if less memory is needed then it may be specified on the command line):

ssh -X mesabi 
qsub -I -X -l nodes=1,mem=200G,walltime=1:00:00 -q ram1t
module load huygens 

   To run a huygens script named, 'script.tcl', type:

huscript -noTk scriptfile.tcl

Programs can be submitted to a queue using PBS script such as the one below.

#PBS -l nodes=1:ppn=1,mem=1gb,walltime=4:00:00
#PBS -m abe
cd /location/of/the/script
huscript -noTk scriptfile.tcl 
   You can find more documentation in the Scientific Volume Imaging web  page
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