Match! Download Area
On this page you will find the current Match! software version 3.15 Build 274 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.
If you are interested in the free-of-charge demo version,
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Although this is not mandatory for downloading the software from below, we would like to be able to
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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, you should normally not uninstall the previous version before installing the new version (but see below)! 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.
are available for Windows (64-bit and 32-bit), macOS (Intel or Apple M) and Linux (Intel 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!
Before you install the version below as an update, please do the following:
- Verify that your
update permission time has not expired yet! You can do so e.g. by running the "Help/About Match!" command.
If your update permission time has expired, you will not be able to run the new version until you
have purchased an extension for your update permission time.
- Please reboot your computer before installing the new version!
Current version is 3.15 Build 274 (released on September 13, 2023).
You can also download previous versions as well as the most recent pre-release version.
Thanks to the efforts of Prof. Santiago Rodriguez Almenar,
an excellent tutorial document in Spanish language is available.
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 Inorganics reference pattern database (which can be downloaded below) can be used with Match! version 1.7 or higher. Please note,
however, that the full COD reference database can only be used with Match! version 3
64-bit versions, because the central database file has become so large (> 2 GB) that it can no longer be accessed
with earlier as well as 32-bit 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.
Once you have extracted the contents of the zip-file(s) please run Match!, open the Reference Database Library (e.g. using the "Select/create reference database" command from the "Database" menu),
press the "Add" button, and select the file "MatchRefDBInfo.mtn" in the directory where you have unzipped the files.
The new reference database can now be selected for being used.
Match! uses the well-known Rietveld program
(J. Rodriguez-Carvajal, Physica B 192, 55 (1993)) to run Rietveld refinement calculations. You can download FullProf installers
for all supported platforms (Windows, macOS, Linux and Linux 64-bit)
either from the original FullProf download page
or from below.
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.
FullProf4Mac.app is the full implementation of the FULLPROF suite (64 bits). It is signed with the �Institut Laue-Langevin� certificate.
OpenMotif is embedded and there is no need for defining any environment variable.
Just double-click the icon of the application to launch it.
Download the file "FullProf4Mac-vxxx.dmg" to the Desktop. Click on it and drag the FullProf4Mac icon to the icon "Applications". That's all !
Download the installer file from the table above. Afterwards, please perform the following steps:
- Create a directory in which you want to hold the programs of the FullProf_Suite,
To do so please open a terminal window, then execute the following commands:
cd $HOME <Return>
mkdir FullProf_Suite <Return>
cd FullProf_Suite <Return>
- Copy the file FullProf_Suite_XXXXNNNN_Lin.tgz (XXXX=Month NNNN=year) into the
directory you have just created
- Decompress the file .tgz with the following command:
tar -xzvf FullProf_Suite_XXXXNNNN_Lin.tgz