Getting Started

  1. Prerequisites
    • Make sure you have the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) version 1.5 or higher installed.
    • Ensure that the machine you are planning to use has sufficient memory. We recommend at least 1024 MB of RAM.
    • Download the latest release of Prequips.
    • Download the sample data set.
  3. Installation
    • Extract the downloaded Prequips ZIP archive into a directory of your choice. A new subdirectory named "prequips_xxx" will be created ("xxx" will be replaced by the version and the OS identifier, e.g. "macosx" or "win32").
    • Execute the Prequips application (, prequips.exe, ...). A splash screen will appear within a few seconds.

"How To" Screencasts

The screencasts are in Apple QuickTime format and require a free Apple QuickTime Player to play.

File Formats

Currently there are data providers for mzXML (spectrum data), pepXML (peptide data), BioWorks tab-delimited (peptide and protein data) and protXML (protein data) files. In addition to the core data the following information can be imported by meta information providers: