MASSAI
Instroduction - What exactly is MassAI all about ?
HISTORY


Early algorithms were written in 2007 for the purpose of investigating MS/MS datasets from cross-linked peptides.
These eventually merged into what later became the CrossWork software.

MassAI  was released in 2011 as an all-purpose MS/MS tool, and has since been the main target for development.

Features for cross-linking, HDX and glycan identification were gradually moved into MassAI, after which Crosswork grew redundant as a separate program, and was discontinued in early 2014.
COST and LICENSING

MassAI is freeware - that is free as in "free lunch":

You can download the software, install it to your computer(s), and use it at no cost.

If you wish to share MassAI with your students or colleagues, please direct them to this website and
have them download the software themselves, as updates are released frequently.
HOW YOU CAN HELP

If you enjoy working with MassAI, and would like to support continued development,
the best thing that you can do is simply to keep on using MassAI and report any bugs.

- Make results with it and write references in your publications.
- Spread the good word.

The more active MassAI users, the easier it is to raise funding for the continued development and support.

-It is that simple.
MassAI Bioinformatics
Hundstrupvej 23
5771 Stenstrup
DENMARK

e-mail: morten@massai.dk
telephone: +45 51541002
MassAI (pronounced "mass A.I.") is a software tool for identifying 
proteins / peptides / PTMs from MS/MS datasets.

The program is developed and maintained by Dr. scient. Morten Rasmussen, PhD
at the University of Southern Denmark in Odense.
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Operating system: PC with Windows XP / Vista / Win7/ Win8 / Win10

Memory: A minimum of 4GB memory is recommended. The MassAI package comes with two versions
of the program: 32 and 64 bit. Today, most modern computers are 64bit, while older computers may run
32 bit, in which case MassAI runs equally well, but can only use a total of 4GB of memory.

Disk space: 300 MB

Network access: Once downloaded, you do not need internet / network / server access in order to
install or use MassAI. The only exception is the built-in web browser - which needs an internet
connection. This is an optional feature.



INSTALLATION
Run MassAI by downloading and unpacking the zip file to any destination on your hard-drive.

You can also run MassAI directly from a USB memory stick. This is useful if you work on different
computers, and you can keep your mgf files with you on that same drive.


UNINSTALLATION

To uninstall MassAI, simply delete the appropriate folder.