pcGRIN is a stand-alone version of GRIN that contains data for
individual crops. You can download data from the GRIN database to your
local PC and then search those crops offline.
- Create a PCGRIN directory on your PC's disk (e.g. C:\PCGRIN).
If you need instructions on how to create a PCGRIN directory click
All of the following downloads should be put in this PCGRIN directory on
- Download the
pcGRIN SOFTWARE to your PCGRIN directory
- Download one or more
pcGRIN CROP datasets to your PCGRIN directory
Trouble downloading via HTTP? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- When the software and all desired crops have been downloaded to your
PCGRIN directory you need to extract the compressed files.
Open a DOS window or exit to a DOS prompt (if you need help opening a DOS
Attach to your PCGRIN directory and type
SOFT to extract the
extraction completes type
INSTALL to install the crop
After the INSTALL step you should be able to start any of the crops you
downloaded by typing the crop name (e.g. PEPPERS) in your PCGRIN
If you need additional help on starting pcGRIN click
If you want to
download additional crops later, simply download them using the link above
to your PCGRIN directory and then type INSTALL again.
Each crop is started using a crop.BAT file (e.g. PEPPERS.BAT). If you
wish to create shortcuts or icons in Windows or OS/2, create them using
the .BAT files.
As of May 14, 1999 the html version of the User Guide is included
with all downloads of the pcGRIN software.
After installing the
software point your web browser to INDEX.HTM in your \PCGRIN\MANUAL
directory (e.g. C:\PCGRIN\MANUAL\INDEX.HTM).
The user guide provides additional
information on how to install and run the system on your computer.
The user guide is available online or you can download a copy and browse
it locally on your PC.
To view the manual online point your web browser
If you wish to download the user guide and browse it locally on your PC
then download manual.exe
. This file is a self-extracting zip file, extract it by typing its
name at a DOS prompt or executing the file through the run file command in
windows. Once extracted the documentation can be viewed by pointing your
web browser to the file index.htm on your PC.