Disk: the full MIDAS system requires of the order of 100 Mbyte of
depending on the type of CPU. During installation an extra 10 Mbyte
should be available for temporary files such as object code.
The size of the system can be reduced in three ways: a) source
files can be deleted after implementation, b) help-files can be
removed if on-line help is not required, and c) parts of the
system which are not used (e.g. crowded field photometry or
echelle packages) need not be loaded. Implementations using shared
libraries are available on some systems (e.g. SPARCstations and
PCs). This reduces the needed disk space significantly.
A typical disk size for a single user system is approximately 200
Mbyte assuming 60 Mbyte for the operation system, 80 Mbyte for MIDAS,
and 50-100 Mbyte for a user with 2-dimensional data.