Software installed on Astro.phys.unsw.edu.au

 

Below is a list of software that has been installed on our Linux server. If there is some specific astronomy application that you require that is not listed here please submit a help request to:

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Note that there are many other applications that are installed as part of the default redhat system. The best way to find out if there is software already install that will perform task you want is to use the command apropos.

For example to find out what application or command line utilities can manipulate pdf files type:

apropos pdf

and the system will return a list of commands (ie kpdf, xpdf, ps2pdf etc) accompanied by a brief description of what each command does.

Package Description
Run Command
 
Astronomical Data Analysis Packages
AIPS++ Astronomical Information Processing System
aips++
 
AIPS for calibration, data analysis, image display, plotting, and a variety of ancillary tasks on Astronomical Data    
Difmap An Interactive Program for Synthesis Imaging
difmap
 
Chaser Chandra Observation Search
chaser
 
CIAO Chandra Interactive Analysis of Observations
   
Difmap An Interactive Program for Synthesis Imaging
difmap
 
FIGARO (AAO) Figaro is a data reduction system geared towards processing optical and infra-red data. Note: figdisp will only run on 8-bit colour dipslay if you are using a PC running linux change to b-bit colour mode.
figaro
 
Gildas Grenoble Image and Line Data Analysis Software
n/a
 
IRAF A general purpose software system for the reduction and analysis of astronomical data.

mkdir ~/iraf
cd ~/iraf ; mkiraf
(on first use)
cl
(to start iraf shell)

 
Karma A package for visualisation, signal and image processing applications
karma
 
lheasoft A Unified Release of the FTOOLS and XANADU Software Packages
lheasoft
 
MIRIAD A radio interferometry data reduction package, alternative to AIPS
miriad
 
MOPSIL For the reduction of SIMBA data (new version June 2002)
256MB version
mopsil
 
MOPSI low memory version
mopsi
 
Pyraf PyRAF is a new command language for IRAF
pyraf
 
Skycat SkyCat is a tool that combines visualization of images and access to catalogs and archive data for astronomy
skycat
 
Simbaread This is the software, which converts the raw FITS files into reducable FITS files.
simbaread
 
SPA SPECTRA or SPA is the data reduction program at the Five College Radio Astronomy Observatory for use with single dish spectral line or continuum data

Not installed.
Superceeded by SPC

 
SPC A Spectral Line Reduction Package used for reducing spectral line data from the Parkes and Mopra radiotelescopes.
spc
 
Starlink A full set of data reduction and analysis tools
starlink
 
Spitzer Pride Spitzer Space telescope proposal and data analysis tools
spot, leopard, subscriber
 
UniPops
Available on Solaris machines only (ie Wink, Bat)
 
Xephem Astronomical Software Ephemeris
xephem
 
Xspec An X-Ray Spectral Fitting Package
xs
 
       
Mathematical and Plotting Packages
Gnuplot AN interactive plotting program
gnuplot
 
IDL Data Analysis/Visualisation package
idl
 
Mathematica Not installed
 
PDL PDL turns perl in to a free, array-oriented, numerical language similar to such commerical packages as IDL and MatLab. One can write simple perl expressions to
perldl
 
PGPLOT A graphics plotting package
n/a
 
Supermongo A graphics plotting package
sm
 
WIP An Interactive Graphics Software Package wip  
       
Gemini Related Tools
OT The Gemini Observing Tool (OT) is the software used for detailed definition and pre-planning of observations from approved proposals during the Phase II process.
ot
 
PIT Gemini Phase I Proposal tool can be used for proposal preparation and submission to all of the Gemini partner countries.
pit
 
       
Office and Word processing Apps
koffice KDE Office Suite Package
koshell
 
LaTex
tex
 
Open Office Recommended Office Suite. Compatible with Microsoft files.

officesetup
(Run only one to setup)

soffice
(to run from then on)

 
gnumeric Spreadsheet Program gnumeric  
abiword AbiWord is a free word processing program similar to Microsoft® Word. It is suitable for typing papers, letters, reports, memos, and so forth.

AbiWord