Data Reduction Software

Base camp

On the Linux PCs MIDAS, IRAF, IDL, p2pp, gv, gimp, firefox and more are installed. Below is some detail information on the data reduction tools available:

  • IRAF: To start it, type xgterm, then in the new terminal type cl. After IRAF has started, from within the IRAF prompt type ds9 to start the image display (not !ds9).
    NOTE: The display is operating in 24 bit mode, so other image display tools, like ximtool or sao image will not work properly on the PCs.
  • MIDAS: To start MIDAS, simply type from an xterm the command inmidas
  • IDL: To start IDL, just type IDL from any directory. The ASTRON library is available.

In the Control Room

IRAF is installed on the wgsoff# workstations. To start IRAF simply log onto one of the user accounts and type cl.

For image display, use ds9. Other display tools such as ximtool, sao image and saotng are not supported.

MIDAS is installed on the wgsoff# workstations.To start it, type inmidas

IDL is installed on the wgsoff# workstations.To start IDL, just type IDL from any directory.

Other Software

There are several other data analysis packages available: list of scientific software.