Downloading, installation and known issues
Get the complete MAD distribution: 4.5 Meg zip file
- Unzip the MAD distribution and place it wherever you like. A good choice is in the toolbox/local subdirectory of the Matlab distribution. If you place it anywhere else, you will have to edit the file madroot.m to contain the name of the installation directory.
- Add the MAD directories to the Matlab path by following the menu File|Set path|Add with subfolders and selecting the MAD directory.
- You can now test the installation. For example, type slt to load the spectrogram labelling tool. It should look like the picture on the slt help page.
The structure of the MAD directory
The MAD directory contains a subdirectory for each demonstration, plus 3 further directories:
- library: contains Matlab source files used by several of the demos.
- data: a home for certain data files associated with the demonstrations. If you wish to save space, you may wish to delete some of these files, or, alternatively, to populate it with your own.
- docs: this and other documentation.
- The demos were updated in 2003 for Matlab 6.5 on Windows. The documentation (web docs and users' guide) has not yet been significantly revised to take into account certain minor changes between versions 2.0 and 2.1. The changes which you will see in comparison to the images on the help pages are:
- larger text
- more uniform placement of menus
- additional functionality for signal creation: wherever it makes sense to load an existing signal, it is now also possible to create a signal. This has resulted in the removal of components which accomplished the same thing from certain interfaces (e.g. bm).
- Certain demos require the Signal Processing Toolbox, although their reliance is relatively minor: