Introduction and download
This download page is only intended for persons with permission and a valid Eva program password. The Eva program files are password protected and you will not be able to use the programs without a valid password.
Click the “Download EvaI” link to download EvaI or the “How to Install” link to view installation procedure.
The installation document only helps you through the process of installing Java and EvaI on a local computer. When you have downloaded the .zip file you must extract it to a temporary folder on your local computer before using the installation guide.
Last time updated is Monday 14th June - 2010
The download below is the latest version of the Eva Interface it fixes some known problems in regard to how the user behaves. Primarily, a update problem with the eva inbred parameter file and a problem with viewing the largest genetic contributions.
If you want or need to install the new version of in the "old" Eva Interface folder the you can directly install the update over older version of EvaI without doing anything special.
Download and install as described
in the installation document but when the installation program
ask to where to install EvaI browse to the old
installation folder and select this as the new
installation folder. This will automatically replace your current Eva Interface version
with the new version.
Please read How to Install? before trying to install the Eva Interface which is the a bare minimum guide how to install the application.
A second edition
of the fully updated and complete guide to the
installation and use of the Eva Interface (the Eva
Interface User Manual)
Norgen Course in Tallinn 14-18th June 2010
Users who should attend
the NGH Eva course in Foulum, Tallinn the 14rd and 18th of
June 2010, must
download and install the latest version of the Eva
In addition you should download the latest user manual and the two example data input files onto the computer you will use at the course, before attending the course.
If for some reasons your computer doesn’t start the "EvaW.exe" program try starting the "Eva.jar" program instead. The reason the "EvaW.exe" may not start is that your computer have less memory installed than the “EvaW.exe” program needs. “EvaW.exe” is optimized for speed and therefore requires more memory than the “Eva.jar” program.
We recommend a computer with the following specifications:
Even with a computer of this size, Eva calculation may take minutes or hours. Depending of how big a population you have in the data files and how parameters are specified. As an example we ran Eva on a data file with a population of 24.500 animals on a computer with the above specifications and it took 20 minutes. You should not take this general example as a guideline for how long time the Eva programs need for a calculation, because the algorithms used in the programs are stochastic (non-deterministic), which indicate that the complexity of the calculation is exponentional in the size of the population size.
Please be aware that numeric fields should be used with thousand separators to work correctly. E.g. -1000 should be written -1.000. The example is using a dot as a thousand separator (Danish). Which letters you should put as thousand separator depends on the country and culture your computer is installed with. You should check that the parameter values are correct set in the log files in the runtime dialog.
Future planned changes
Peer Bergs Eva Version 2.0
Only changes to the internals
working of the Eva Interface has been done is this version
and a new release of the Peer Bergs Eva program is added to
This version of the Eva Interface consist mainly of some minor updates to a number of external files and a revisited general help document.
Because it is only a
update of external files, we did not have to re-compile the
application. Therefore, you will still see 1.03.06 as
version number stated within the application, but if
Please update your current installation, to be sure to have a correct functioning version of the Eva Interface.
This version of the Eva Interface consist primarily of small bug fixes which has been annoying and a addition of a warning not to use the advanced parameters in the Eva part of the application without knowing exactly how they influences the computation.
Version 1.3.02 Update 1
It has not been possible to use EvaI in the new Java 1.5 version, due to some broken sorting code in the Java 1.5 version. This has been fixed by implementing a shuffle/merge sorting algorithm directly. Furthermore, I have rewritten the whole “Contribution Selection dialog” to accommodate the directly implemented sorting algorithm.
Hope you enjoy this update. Please report possible problems to me as soon as possible.
Version 1.3.02 (Rev. 1)
Version 1.3.01 RC2