Hi,
I did all the steps in order to install the toolbox,
but still I don't see the toolbox in the help menue.
Thanks!
kWave
A MATLAB toolbox for the timedomain
simulation of acoustic wave fields
problem with installation
(12 posts) (5 voices)
Posted 12 years ago #

If you type path at the Matlab prompt (>> path) it will output a list of the directories that it can see. Is the kWave Toolbox directory in that list?
Alternatively you can see the directories on the Matlab path from the dropdown menus in File, Set Path.
Are you using Linux? Is there a permissions problem when Matlab tries to save the updated path file (pathdef.m)?
Ben
Posted 12 years ago # 
Yes, I see it on both ways you've mentioned,
but not in the help menu.
I use windows XP.
what does it meen?
that I can use the toolbox commands
but can't see the help about it?Thankk you very much!!
Posted 12 years ago # 
Sorry to hear you're still having trouble. Two things to check quickly:
1) kWave won't appear in the dropdown help menu, but if you click the blue circular '?' button it should appear among the list of toolboxes on the left. Is it there?
2) What happens if you type >> help kwave at the command prompt?
Ben
Posted 12 years ago # 
I met the same problem above and try the methods mentioned.
1）（ kWave won't appear in the dropdown help menu, but if you click the blue circular '?' button it should appear among the list of toolboxes on the left. Is it there?）
When I try this method, kwave also isn't appear.
2) (What happens if you type >> help kwave at the command prompt? )
When I try this method, something appears as follows:

>> help kwavekWave Toolbox
Version B.0.3
Released: 15th February 2011
Authors: Bradley Treeby and Ben CoxSee kWave Toolbox in help menu for description and examples.
Type "help <commandname>" for documentation on individual commands.
Wave Propagation
kspaceFirstOrder1D  1D timedomain simulation of wave propagation
kspaceFirstOrder2D  2D timedomain simulation of wave propagation
kspaceFirstOrder3D  3D timedomain simulation of wave propagation
kspaceSecondOrder  Fast timedomain simulation of wave propagation for homogeneous mediaImage Reconstruction
kspaceLineRecon  2D linear FFT reconstruction
kspacePlaneRecon  3D planar FFT reconstructionGeometry Creation
makeBall  Create a binary map of filled ball within a 3D grid
makeCartCircle  Create a 2D Cartesian circle or arc
makeCartSphere  Create a 3D Cartesian sphere
makeCircle  Create a binary map of a circle within a 2D grid
makeDisc  Create a binary map of a filled disc within a 2D grid
makeSphere  Create a binary map of a sphere within a 3D gridAbsorption
attenuationWater  Calculate ultrasound attenuation in distilled water
db2neper  Convert decibels to nepers
neper2db  Convert nepers to decibels
powerLawKramersKronig  Calculate dispersion for power law absorptionGrid Utilities
cart2grid  Interpolate a set of Cartesian points onto a binary grid
expandMatrix  Enlarge a matrix by extending the edge values
grid2cart  Return the Cartesian coordinates of the nonzero points of a binary grid
interpCartData  Interpolate data from a Cartesian to a binary sensor mask
interpftn  Resample data using Fourier interpolation
loadImage  Load an image file
makeGrid  Create kspace grid structure
numDim  Return the number of matrix dimensions
resize  Resize a matrix
unmaskSensorData  Reorder data recorded using a binary sensor mask
voxelPlot  3D plot of voxels in a binary matrixFiltering and Spectral Utilities
applyFilter  Filter input with low, high, or band pass filter
filterTimeSeries  Filter signal using the Kaiser windowing method
getAlphaFilter  Create filter for medium.alpha_filter
getWin  Return a frequency domain windowing function
spectrum  Compute the single sided amplitude and phase spectrums
smooth  Smooth a matrixOther Utilities
addNoise  Add Gaussian noise to a signal for a given SNR
benchmark  Run performance benchmark
flyThrough  Display a threedimensional matrix slice by slice
fwhm  Compute the full width at half maximum
gaussian  Create a Gaussian distribution
getColorMap  Return default kWave color map
getDateString  Create a string of the current date and time
getkWavePath  Return pathname to the kWave Toolbox
makeTime  Create an evenly spaced array of time points
saveTiffStack  Save volume data as a tiff stack
scaleSI  Scale a number to nearest SI unit prefix
scaleTime  Convert seconds to hours, minutes, and seconds
speedSoundWater  Calculate the speed of sound in water with temperature
toneBurst  Create an enveloped single frequency tone burst
I use windows XP.Posted 11 years ago # 
Did you install the toolbox by adding the kWave folder to the MATLAB path using File > Set Path > Add Folder (from the main MATLAB window), or did you add the path to a startup.m file?
Perhaps try the alternate method if the other is not working. You will need to restart MATLAB before kWave will appear in the help menu.
What version of MATLAB are you using?
Brad.
Posted 11 years ago # 
Hi,Brad
The trouble is resloved by upgrading MATLAB 6.5 to MATLAB 9.0.
Thank you!Posted 11 years ago # 
I have the same problem as redcloud, however it persists with Matlab 2011a. The "help kwave" command succeeds but it doesn't appear in the Matlab help browser.
According to the instructions given here:
http://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/21367addinghelpanddemostothehelpbrowser/content/html/howto.html
I could make the help searchable (a helpsearch folder has been created and about 450 kB is in there) and I see the kwave toolbox also in "Start > Desktop Tools > View Start Button Configuration Files."I tried to change the header of the info.xml to the template given here:
http://www.mathworks.com/support/solutions/en/data/11C77F/index.html?solution=11C77F
but it didn't work. What can I try to have the help appear in the browser?Cheers
vernalPosted 11 years ago # 
Hi Vernal,
Two things to check, if you restart MATLAB and then use File > Setpath from the main MATLAB window, does the kWave Toolbox appear in the list of folders?
Also, do you see the kWave entry under MATLAB start button > Toolboxes?
Are you running windows / linux / mac os?
Brad.
Posted 11 years ago # 
Thanks for your quick reply! I had already added the kwave folder (with subfolders) to the Matlab path manually and it is in the list. (Matlab has undergone several restarts by now and the PC has also been booted freshly several times).
It also appears in the Matlab start button menu in the toolboxes section. It has only one entry for the web page.
I'm running WinXP SP3. Any more ideas?Posted 11 years ago # 
Hi Vernal,
Under File > Preferences > Help does it have 'All Products' checked? Can you see the kWave Toolbox in the list on that page?
Ben
Posted 11 years ago # 
That did it! All products wasn't checked, kwave was in the list but also unchecked.
Problem solved! Thank you very much :)Posted 11 years ago #
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