Compiling ODE, KODEX, and MISS

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This how-to is on compiling ODE, KODEX and MISS for those who want to move to ODE instead of VORTEX.


Obtaining ODE, KODEX and MISS

You can either download ODE, KODEX and MISS from the (semi)official or you can download a local version of the sources used for this how-to.

First compile ODE, then move it so that it becomes a subdirectory of KODEX, and compile KODEX. Both projects should compile in the usual way, e.g.

~/sbot/ode/kodex-0.5.3/ode$ ./configure

~/sbot/ode/kodex-0.5.3/ode$ make

~/sbot/ode/kodex-0.5.3/ode$ cd ..
~/sbot/ode/kodex-0.5.3$ ./configure

~/sbot/ode/kodex-0.5.3/ode$ make


The simulator proves a bit more challenging to compile. First of all the MISS directory has to be a subdirectory of KODEX like ODE. If you try to compile it as it is PES has to be installed. PES is apparently a library for genetic algorithms used by the researchers who did the KODEX wrapper. I do not have it installed and commenting out the three references to PES in the MISS source code works:

  1. miss-2.1.4/src/Environment.h:39 comment out include "pes/pesnet.h"
  2. miss-2.1.4/src/Environment.h:150 comment out the declaration of PESNetworkAdapter NetAdapter
  3. miss-2.1.4/src/Environment.cpp:4 comment out the line PESNetworkAdapter* Environment::NetAdapter = NULL

Now you can do a configure and make. Despite the warnings MISS should compile and generate an executable called miss. It won't run yet, so don't get your hopes up. You need to download and compile Xerces an XML parser library.

Downloading and compiling Xerces

KODEX is for some reason distributed with the Xerces header files. This means that you will need to compile the matching version (2.5.0). Version 2.5.0 can be downloaded from Apache archive precompiled for multiple operating systems. However, it is recommented to download the source code and compile Xerces.

You can download it to where ever you want


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