An example screenshot from visualize can be found here.
Each program is driven by flexible command-line switches, from which it is possible to build up a multitude of tasks. For example, to populate a model galaxy with pulsars until 1000 are detected by the Parkes multibeam survey, would require something along the following lines:
populate -n 1000 -d 0 -e 0.1 PMSURV
To subsequently search a population with a selection of model pulsar surveys, one would invoke
search psrpop.model PMSURV SWINMB1 SWINMB2
On-line help can be found by typing the name of each program. Detailed information and example usage can be found here.
Download the latest version of PSRPOP here and unpack the gzip-compressed tar file via the command:
gunzip -c psrpop-2.1.tar.gz | tar xvf -
This will place the source code into a psrpop-2.1 directory. Go into this directory and run the configuration script:
and specify the location of the directory for the executable files when prompted.
Once the script has run, type "make" and hopefully the compilation will proceed seamlessly!