How to do?

What Do I need to run J-ICE?

Since J-ICE fully relies on Jmol and consequently Java, hence users must install the Java Virtual Machine (JVM). The JVM is available from the official java mirror at here.

If you are not 100 % sure whether you had installed or not the JVM please try this here.

  1. Online (recommended choice)

    Run it on-line either by clicking on the menu tab at the top of this page J-ICE online or here.

  2. Standalone (download)

    • Download J-ICE from here
    • Untar or Unzip the compressed folder.
      For Linux use the following commands from the terminal: tar -xzvf for *.tar.gz or unzip for *.zip.
    • Open with you favourite browser the file named index.html

Important Note for Linux users

Linux logoUsers who intend to browse (or run) J-ICE on Linux (or POSIX like operative     system) machines, please make sure that the official JVM is installed. Be aware: OpenJDK (OpenJava) does not entirely support Jmol, hence J-ICE. A short guide on how to replace OpenJDK with the JVM form ORACLE is available here.

How do I use J-ICE?

We had conceived video tutorials for inexperienced users. As you had most likely realized the information in J-ICE is sorted by active widgets. Each of these videos is focused on one particular widget. As such the user should be able, in less than 30 minutes, to get out the most of J-ICE.

We are adding more videos! Work in progress …..

Where can I find these video?

The video tutorials are currently available on YouTube at this address.

Other notes and slides

Note about the video quality

If the video quality doesn’t please you, the video resolution can be changed by clicking on option “360″, at the right-hand side of the bar of the video player. Once the video is opened click on “360″ and select “480″.


These videos were recorded with an open-source code: CamStudio – Free Streaming Video Desktop Recording Software.