This program was has been installed and run successfully on Windows XP (but a .NET upgrade was required), Windows 7 and Windows 10.
Downloading ALAMA Calculator and programs:
To download the files, click on the link at the bottom of this page. NB: You should download this program from this site only. To make sure that sure your download is not corrupted, you should check the SHA1 checksum value for the zipped file before you unzip it. For the current version it should be
A handy way to get this checksum in Windows is to open a terminal window or PowerShell and issue the command
certutil -hashfile /path/to/alamacalculatorwindows10.zip
Once this .zip file is downloaded and verified, you should unzip it. The resulting folder “alamacalculatorwindows10” contains another folder “ALAMACalculatorWindows” which contains another folder “ALAMAprograms” and two files: “ALAMACalculator.msi” and “ALAMACalculator”.
Installing ALAMA Calculator:
To install ALAMA Calculator, execute the program “ALAMACalculator.msi” (the file with the installation icon) by double-clicking it. You will need administrative privileges to complete the installation. In addition, a folder of ALAMA programs is also included in the download for your use. These programs include worked examples from the text Applied Linear Algebra and Matrix Analysis, 2nd ed., the ALAMA User Guide and some utility programs. Copy the folder “ALAMAprograms” and paste it into a suitable location in your home directory.
If you do not have administrative privileges or simply wish to have a local copy of the calculator, rename the file “ALAMACalculator” to “ALAMACalculator.exe”, copy the .exe file somewhere in your home directory and delete the .msi file. Otherwise, delete the file “ALAMACalculator” and use the .msi version.
The first time you run either of these files you will receive a message saying this program is from an unknown publisher. Click on the “Info” item and choose “Run anyway”. Thereafter, the program will run without delay.
Uninstalling ALAMA Calculator:
If you have done a system install with the .msi file, use Windows control panel to uninstall the program. Otherwise, simply delete the relevant files.
Copyright and Disclaimer Notice:
© Thomas Shores 2018
All rights reserved
This software is intended for your own personal use. Unauthorized redistribution is prohibited. This software is free software. It comes without any warranty, to the extent permitted by applicable law. In no event shall the copyright holders or anyone distributing the software be liable for any damages or other liability arising from the use of the software or other dealings in the software.