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Match! Download Area

On this page you will find the current Match! software version 3.4.2 as well as free-of-charge reference patterns calculated from the COD database, and last-but-not-least installer packages of the well-known Rietveld program FullProf (by J. Rodriguez-Carvajal) for all supported platforms.


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Download Match!

The software packages provided below can either be used to install the Match! demonstration version, as installers for the electronic delivery option, or to update for your existing Match! installation to the most recent version. The download packages contain the latest version of the COD-Inorganics reference database as well as the full documentation (manual and online help).

Without adding a license file the software installed from the download packages below serves as a demo version: The functionality is equivalent to the full version, the only difference being the time limitation: After you have installed the software for the first time it will work for 2 months. Once this evaluation period has passed you should purchase a license if you would like to continue using the software.

If you would like to update your current version of Match! 3 on your computer, 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 in order to make sure that your license file is retained.

Installation packages are available for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux (Intel 32-bit and 64-bit). Before downloading the appropriate installation package using the links in the table below, please read the corresponding file "Readme.txt" carefully, in order to learn about system requirements as well as how to install the software on the corresponding platform (especially in case of the Linux and Windows packages). Note that in any case you need administrator privileges to install the software!


Current version is 3.4.2 (released on March 23, 2017).

Platform Readme file Download Package Size
Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, 8/8.1 or 10 Readme.txt Match-3-windows-installer.exe 246 MB
Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" (or higher) Readme.txt 255 MB
Linux (Intel 32-bit) Readme.txt 247 MB
Linux (Intel 64-bit) Readme.txt 245 MB


Download other Match! versions

You can also download previous versions.


Tutorial in Spanish Language

Thanks to the efforts of Prof. Santiago Rodríguez Almenar, an excellent tutorial document in Spanish language is available.


Reference pattern databases

In addition to any ICDD PDF database product, Match! can also use free-of-charge reference patterns calculated from crystal structure data that are available free-of-charge on the internet. These data come from the COD ("Crystallography Open Database").

There are three different COD reference database packages available: The complete COD reference pattern database containing all appropriate entries from the COD, another package containing only COD reference patterns for inorganic compounds (without C-H-bonds), and finally a tiny small reference database that contains only reference patterns for Cement phases.

The COD reference pattern databases (which can be downloaded below) can be used with Match! version 1.7 or higher. Please note, however, that the full COD reference database (containing more than 350,000 entries) can only be used with Match! version 3 and 2.4.7 (and more recent versions), because the central database file has become so large (> 2 GB) that it can no longer be accessed with Match! version 1. The inorganic COD database available below is still compatible with all Match! versions; the most recent full COD version that is still compatible with Match! version 1 has been released on January 4, 2016, and can be downloaded from here.

Installation instructions: First of all, download the compressed reference database file(s), by clicking on the corresponding file name (link) in the table below. When the download has finished, please unzip the contents of the zip-file(s) to the directory where you would like to save/create the new reference database.

In case of the full COD database provided as a splitted download file, please note that the content of the original zip-file is distributed to six separate files, in order to decrease the download size for each file. Hence, please make sure that you download all six files into the same directory. Afterwards, please extract (unzip) the file, using WinZip 10 (or later) or compatible archive tools. The contents of the files with extension .z01-.z05 will be extracted automatically then.
In case of troubles when trying to extract the splitted zip-file, you should try to download the single COD download file instead.

Once you have extracted the contents of the zip-file(s) please run Match!, open the Reference Database Library (e.g. from the "Tools" menu), press the "Add" button, and select the file "" in the directory where you have unzipped the files. The new reference database can now be selected for being used.

Reference patterns from... File name Entries Size Date Revision
Crystallography Open Database (COD)
(download file splitted)
368,294 400 MB
400 MB
400 MB
400 MB
400 MB
165 MB
January 3, 2017 189751
Crystallography Open Database (COD)
(single file) 368,294 2.11 GB January 3, 2017 189751
COD inorganic compounds only 67,642 183 MB January 3, 2017 189751
Cement compounds only 73 0.2 MB July 30, 2014 -


Download FullProf Installers

Match! uses the well-known Rietveld program FullProf (J. Rodriguez-Carvajal, Physica B 192, 55 (1993)) to run Rietveld refinement calculations. You can download FullProf installers for all supported platforms (Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and Linux 64-bit) either from the original FullProf download page or from below.

Platform Download Package Size
Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 or 8 Setup_FullProf_Suite_Oct2014.exe 64.0 MB
Mac OS X 10.5 "Leopard" (or higher) FullProf_Mac.dmg 94.6 MB
Linux FullProf_Suite_Oct2013_Lin.tgz 70.8 MB
Linux 64-bit FullProf_Suite_Oct2014_Lin.tgz 84.3 MB

FullProf installation instructions (taken from FullProf web page, with minor modifications):

Download the Windows installer package from the table above into some temporary directory, then double-click on it to run the installer. Follow the instructions on the screen, paying attention not to use directory names with blank or non ASCII characters in their name.

Mac OS X
The current version of FullProf for Mac works only for MacOS's starting with Leopard. It is totally compatible with the current MacOS X Mountain Lion.
Download the package "FullProf_Mac.dmg" from the table above to the Desktop. Click on it and copy the bundle "" into "Applications" directory. The "Examples" and "IRF_Files" directories can be copied to whatever place convenient to the user. You may create an alias to "" on the desktop for easy access. Clicking on the application a Mac script is opened and, by clicking on OK button, the FullProf Suite Toolbar is launched. Please read the "Readme.txt" file for further details.

In the case you do not have Open Motif installed in your Mac please do the following:

  1. Download OpenMotif from the FullProf site. The file is called: openmotif-2.3.3-intel-MacOS.tgz, but sometimes Safari uncompresses automatically the file and the name becomes: openmotif-2.3.3-intel-MacOS.tar
  2. Create a folder "Darwin" in the folder "Applications"
  3. Copy the downloaded openmotif-2.3.3-intel-MacOS.tar file to that folder Extract the files using: tar -xvzf openmotif-2.3.3-intel-MacOS.tgz (or tar -xvf openmotif-2.3.3-intel-MacOS.tar if already uncompressed)
  4. Launch (located in Application/Utilities)
  5. Type or copy the following command:

    sudo ln -s /Applications/Darwin/openmotif-2.2.3-universal /usr/OpenMotif

    which will ask for a password with admin. permissions.
    Note that you must adapt this command if you download another version of OpenMotif!

Download the installer file from the table above. Afterwards, please perform the following steps:

General Mode (for all the users of the system)

  1. Activate the super-user mode
  2. Create a directory in which you want to hold the programs of the FullProf_Suite. For instance: /usr/local/bin/FullProf_Suite in some Linux systems
  3. Copy the file FullProf_Suite_XXXXNNNN_Lin.tgz (XXX=Month NNNN=year) in the directory just created in step 2.
  4. Decompress the file .tgz with the following command:

    tar -xzvf FullProf_Suite_XXXXNNNN_Lin.tgz

  5. Tell the users to activate the environment variable FULLPROF in their configuration file (see below)

Local Mode (Installation for a single user)

  1. Create a directory in which you want to hold the programs of the FullProf_Suite, e.g. $HOME/FullProf_Suite
  2. For doing that you must execute the following commands:

    cd $HOME mkdir FullProf_Suite cd FullProf_Suite

  3. Copy the file FullProf_Suite_XXXXNNNN_Lin.tgz (XXXX=Month NNNN=year) in the directory just created in step 2
  4. Decompress the file .tgz with the following command:

    tar -xzvf FullProf_Suite_XXXXNNNN_Lin.tgz

  5. Modify the configuration file to activate the environment variable FULLPROF (see below)

Activation of the environment variable of the FullProf_Suite

  1. Depending of the SHELL of the user the commands are different. The aim is to create the environment variable FULLPROF.
    To know what is the shell one is using you should execute the command:

    echo $SHELL

    Generally it is one of the following: Bourne (sh, bash), Korn(ksh), C(csh)

  2. From now we suppose we are using the Bourne of bash type. If you have another one you must consult how to do the equivalent commands we explain below.
  3. Edit the setting file of the user. In our case it should be in the root directory of the user and the name is .bashrc or .bash_profile
  4. Add the environment variable FULLPROF, that has as value the absolute path of the directory in which we have installed the programs of the FullProf Suite.
    For instance:

    FULLPROF=/opt/FullProf_Suite FULLPROF=/usr/local/bin/FullProf_Suite<

  5. Add the above directory to the PATH variable


  6. Export the defined variable

    export FULLPROF

  7. The changes will be effective on opening a new terminal window. To verify that everything is OK, just type in your terminal the command:

    echo $FULLPROF

    The system will show the directory in which you have installed the programs.

After performing all the above steps all the programs of the FullProf Suite are available from whatever working directory. If you need to update the FullProf Suite you just have to do the steps 3 and 4 of the General or Local mode described above. Only in the case you decide to use another directory you have to redefine the environment variable. You can use the programs in console mode or use the toolbar (command tfp) to access the different programs.

Depending of your installation you may need to install the libraries of OpenMotif version 2.3. Do that only in case one of the GUIs doesn't work and you see a message of the form: "" not available or something similar.