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By downloading the PolSARpro software, you agree to accept the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2.

System Requirements


  • ~400MB hard disk space for PolSARpro
  • Minimum 4GB RAM (8GB recommended)
  • Enough hard disk space to store processed data
  • Minimum display size of 1200 by 768 pixels
  • Active Tcl-Tk software (see below)


  • x64 architecture (64-bit)


  • x86 architecture only (PolSARpro is only distributed with binaries)


  • x86 architecture only (PolSARpro is only distributed with binaries)
  • A Unix distribution adapted to the downloaded version of Tcl-Tk

PolSARpro requires the installation of the ActiveTcl Package

Tcl (Tool Command Language) is used by over half a million developers worldwide. Tk is a graphical user interface toolkit that now ships with all distributions of Tcl. Together they enable the creation and execution of powerful GUIs. Tcl and Tk were created and developed by John Ousterhout. The ActiveTcl, ActiveState's quality-assured distribution of Tcl, is available free to the community for Linux, Unix-Solaris and Windows users. The package is easy to install and use on all major platforms and represents the most stable release of Tcl available in binary form. It also includes several of the most popular extensions, including Jan Nijtmans' IMG package, pre-compiled and ready to use.

For Windows Users the setup procedure checks if Active Tcl Package is installed or not on the machine. If not, the setup procedure ends by launching the Active Tcl Package Installation procedure. For Linux and Unix-Solaris Users we recommend to check first if Tcl-Tk is already provided in the Linux Kernel. If not, it has to be installed. following page.

To verify if the software is already installed on your system, type 'wish' in the command prompt. An error message will appear if the package is not present.