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Download Match! Pre-release Version

On this page you can download the most recent pre-release version of the Match! software. Please note that this version has not been officially released and may still contain bugs or other inconsistencies! The current official version can be downloaded from here.

The most recent version is (created January 20, 2020).

In order to update your Match! version 3 installation to this most recent version please perform the following steps:

  1. If Match! is running, please save any open documents and close the program.
  2. Please DO NOT uninstall the previous version before installing the new version! Instead, simply install the new version on top of the existing version. This is important to make sure that your license file is retained.
  3. Download the installer file for your platform from below and uncompress ("unzip") it if necessary.
  4. Make sure that you have administrator privileges on multi-user systems, then run the installer by double-clicking on it. More details about this topic are given in the platform-specific "Readme" files that are also available from the Download page.
  5. Follow the steps in the installer until it has finished, then restart Match!.
  6. Check whether the update was successful by selecting "About Match!" from the "Help" menu.

Platform Readme file Download Package Size
Windows 7, 8 or 10 (64-bit) Readme.txt Match-3-windows-x64-installer.exe 316 MB
Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 or 10 (32-bit) Readme.txt Match-3-windows-x32-installer.exe 268 MB
macOS 10.12 "Sierra" or higher (64-bit) Readme.txt Match-3-osx-installer.dmg 305 MB
Linux (Intel 64-bit) Readme.txt 308 MB

Enhancements compared to current official version

  • "Direct Derivation"-(DD)-method by H. Toraya for quantitative phase analysis (available in the "Quantify" menu)
  • The background can now be imported from all supported raw diffraction data file formats, not just from the FullProf bac-formats as up to now.
  • New menu command "Pattern / Background / Import from file" (identical to "File / Import / Background")
  • New menu command "Pattern / Background / Export to file" (identical to "File / Export / Background")
  • You can now export the difference plot profile data, by using the new menu command "File / Export / Difference plot (profile)".
  • The import code for MDI raw data text files has been improved for enhanced compatibility.
  • Several bugs have been fixed
    • Due to a bug it was not possible to perform a quantitative analysis based on profile data and Rietveld refinement alone, i.e. without the presence of experimental peak data.
    • When opening ("drawing up") the difference plot using the mouse for the first time, the system could behave irregularly.
    • Due to a bug, the searching for (or the addition of) specific entries did not work properly if a reference database with only one (or just a few) entries was used.
    • The semi-quantiative analyis could not be performed if only experimental peak (but no profile) data were present.
    • Some minor bugs have also been fixed.