# Quick start guide¶

If you don’t like reading manuals and just want to get started, try:

xia2 pipeline=dials /here/are/my/images


or:

xia2 pipeline=3d /here/are/my/images


(remembering of course atom=X if you want anomalous pairs separating in scaling.) If this appears to do something sensible then you may well be home and dry. Some critical options:

Option

Usage

atom= X

tell xia2 to separate anomalous pairs i.e. I(+) $$\neq$$ I(−) in scaling

pipeline=dials

tell xia2 to use DIALS

pipeline=dials-aimless

tell xia2 to use DIALS and Aimless

pipeline=3d

tell xia2 to use XDS and XSCALE

pipeline=3dii

tell xia2 to use XDS and XSCALE, indexing with peaks found from all images

If this doesn’t hit the spot, you’ll need to read the rest of the documentation.