This webpage has resources & information to support the RMS 2019 EBSD workshop (1st of April).


The (provisional) workshop structure is as follows:

09.15 Registration

10.00 Introduction to MTEX and orientation analysis – Rüdiger Kilian (resources below)

11.30 Break

11.45 Slip Trace Analysis with MTEX – Vivian Tong

12.00 Multivariate Statistical Analysis – Angus Wilkinson

12.15 Patterning Matching – Katharina Marquardt

12.30 Panel Q&A (All Speakers)

12.50 Lunch

13.30 Introduction to AstroEBSD and pattern analysis – Ben Britton with Alex Foden (resources below)

15.00 Break

15.30 General time for own work, with support

17.00 Workshop Close

19.30 (with main meeting) informal dinner at The Railway, 3 Victoria Road, Teddington, TW11 0BB (www.therailwaytw11.co.uk) - table registered under "EBSD"

Software Requirements:

  • Matlab 2015b or later (newer versions are advised) - please install before the meeting
  • MTEX 5 (or later) - a zip file is below
  • AstroEBSD - a zip file is below

  • A suitable compiler for MEX functions in matlab -

macOS: Xcode and command line tools need to be installed and the licence has to be accepted (i.e. having started it once or "xcodebuild -license accept")

linux: gcc compatible with the Matlab version - usually this just works fine, no issues so far (except people using an "ancient" glibc, so this needs to be >= 2.22)

windows: Here are the recommendations (https://www.mathworks.com/support/requirements/supported-compilers.html) and there's also a link to MinGW

Useful software:

Example Scripts, Data and Code:



This script can be found by extracting the AstroEBSD download and going to '/decks' and run, step by step, "EBSD_2019_Astro2.m". You will need to change some variables depending on the file paths.

The example iron data set can be downloaded from Zenodo:

EM Soft: