Data Collection Software

‚ÄčExperiments at Diamond are run through the GDA (Generic Data Acquisition) software. 

This section of the manual will provide step-by-step guidance on using GDA for your experiments.

To launch the GDA double click on the ixx_Launchers directory on the Desktop and double click 'Start New GDA Client'. 

I03 launchers folder


The GDA icon on the top bar (Right Click) can also be used to open GDA. 

Top Bar Launcher

Open top bar Launcher

If the launchers directory does not appear on your desktop try right clicking and opening a terminal window. This sometimes make the folder appear. If it does not appear you can start any of the below by typing the below commands into a terminal

Action Command
restart GDA server gdaservers
start GDA log display gdalog
start GDA client



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