The Munich Image Data Analysis System, MIDAS, is developed and maintained by the European Southern Observatory. Its main goal is to provide the astronomical community with software tools for both general image processing and analysis, and for the reduction of data acquired at ESO telescopes. Although originally developed on a VAX/VMS system, since 1988 MIDAS is available for systems with a VAX/VMS operating systems, or with one of the main flavors of the UNIX systems.
For VMS systems MIDAS is distributed by ESO on the following media:
- 1/2" Tape, 1600/6250 bpi density magtape, BACKUP format.
- 4mm Cartridge tape, DDS/DAT, BACKUP format.
- Anonymous ftp from ftphost.hq.eso.org. Compressed TAR format
This document describes the installation of MIDAS on computer systems running under the VMS operating system. It contains all information needed to ensure a smooth installation of the MIDAS software.
This version of MIDAS is built on the following set of interfaces:
Throughout this document a number of typographic conventions are used. These conventions are given below.