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Logfile output

All the on-line output goes into the MIDAS logfile. Normally, you would print this out after a reduction run, to have a record of what you have done. This may run a hundred or more pages in length, so you may want to use a reduced-size or ``two-up'' option in printing, if you have it available. The final values are also stored in a table named results.tbl, which can be incorporated in the Archive (using a procedure yet to be written!) You can extract values from this table to make tables or plots for publication.

To avoid cluttering up your reduction log with other MIDAS output, you can run the DELETE/LOGFILE command before starting the reductions. Note that the logfile (normally kept in your $HOME/midwork directory) is a flat ascii file that can be edited to remove unwanted matter before printing.

Petra Nass