FAQ Group: ChemApp and ChemSage/FactSage

5.1 I already know about ChemSage and/or FactSage, how does ChemApp differ from it?

The following are the main differences between ChemApp and ChemSage, as well as its successor FactSage ChemSage/FactSage are interactive, standalone programs. They do not need any other tools apart from thermochemical data-files or databases. They are the tools of choice for users who do not wish to do any programming work. Compared to ChemApp, ChemSage/FactSage have only limited support …

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5.2 For which problems is ChemApp the better tool, and for which is ChemSage/FactSage?

With respect to the text below, note that FactSage is the successor of ChemSage. If you need an interactive, standalone program that can output results in the form of tables and graphs, and can automatically calculate phase diagrams, use ChemSage/FactSage. It is an everyday desktop tool that is easy to learn and does not require programming knowledge at …

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5.6 I would like to use data from my FactSage databases with ChemApp. Does ChemApp require direct access to the FactSage databases, i.e. does it have to be installed on the same machine?

No, ChemApp need not and cannot directly access any FactSage database. Thermochemical data from FactSage databases is made available to ChemApp (and ChemSheet, for that matter; i.e. any software that internally contains ChemApp) via ChemSage-style data-files, which are user-defined subsets of the databases available for FactSage. See section 7.7 for more information. For general information on data-files, …

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