If you download the sources (recommended):
tar xfvz wfdb.tar.gzIf you don't have GNU tar, you may need to uncompress the archive before unpacking it, like this:
gzip -d wfdb.tar.gz tar xfv wfdb.tarUnpacking the archive creates a directory with a name of the form wfdb-10.m.n within your working directory.
cd wfdb-10.m.n ./configure make installThe make command requires root permissions, and installs the package in subdirectories of /usr. If you do not have root permissions, you may install the package in any writable directory by adding an appropriate option to the make command above:
make install WFDBROOT=/path/to/another/directoryNote that in this case you will need to add WFDBROOT/bin to your PATH, and WFDBROOT/lib to your LD_LIBRARY_PATH.
make checkThis step compiles a short program that exercises the WFDB library and applications, and prints a summary of test results. The tests are very short (typically less than a second each), except that the last one (xform using NETFILES) may take up to a minute if you have a slow or inoperative Internet connection. If any application test fails, its output (program.out) can be found in the checkpkg subdirectory of the WFDB source tree; compare this output with the file of the same name that can be found in the checkpkg/expected subdirectory.
wave -r mitdb/200 -a atrIf you have not used WAVE before, you may want to follow through the tutorial material in the beginning of the WAVE User's Guide.