Installing Stroboscope

Stroboscope runs under Microsoft Windows XP or later operating systems. The default user interface for Stroboscope is an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) similar to those used by most programming languages under Windows. Simulation models are typed using the text editor built into the IDE.

A Graphical User Interface (GUI) as well as the EZStrobe and ProbSched systems are also included with Stroboscope. These tools require Microsoft Visio 2000 or later. If you plan to use these (strongly recommended), please install Visio prior to installing Stroboscope.

Prior to installing Stroboscope you need to have the Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable Package (x86) installed in your system. Chances are you may already have this, since it is required by numerous applications.

To install Stroboscope simply download and execute the setup package, Strobosc.exe.

Please be sure to be connected to the Internet when you run Strobosc. You will be required to register and to provide a key. If you do not have a key, please leave the key fields empty and a key will be emailed to the address you specify with registration.

If when you run Stroboscope you get a message that the application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect, you can correct this error by installing the Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable Package (x86).

Stroboscope is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 9733267. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.