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IMP Manual  develop.374319d7bb,2024/06/17
Directory structure

The input files in the IMP repository are structured as follows:

  • tools contains various command line utilities for use by developers. They are documented below.
  • doc contains inputs for general IMP overview documentation (such as this page), as well as configuration scripts for doxygen.
  • each subdirectory of modules/ defines a module; they all have the same structure. The directory for module name has the following structure:
    • contains a module overview
    • include contains the C++ header files
    • src contains the C++ source files
    • bin contains C++ source files each of which is built into an executable, and/or Python scripts. These programs will be installed for IMP users to use
    • utility is like bin but the programs are not installed - they are only for use during the build procedure
    • pyext contains files defining the Python interface to the module as well as Python source files (in pyext/src)
    • test contains test files that can be run with ctest
    • doc contains additional documentation that is provided via .dox or .md files
    • examples contains examples in Python and C++, as well as any data needed for examples
    • data contains any data files needed by the module

When IMP is built, a number of directories are created in the build directory. They are

  • include which includes all the headers. The headers for module name are placed in include/IMP/name
  • lib where the C++ and Python libraries are placed. Module name is built into a C++ library lib/ (or .dylib on a Mac) and a Python library with Python files located in lib/IMP/name and the binary part in lib/
  • doc containing the manual in doc/html and the examples in doc/examples with a subdirectory for each module
  • data where each module gets a subdirectory for its data.

When IMP is installed, the structure from the build directory is moved over more or less intact except that the C++ and Python libraries are put in the (different) appropriate locations.