Scisoft 7.7 - An Astronomical Software Collection

** Note - all changes relative to Scisoft 7.5 **

Contents




Data Analysis Systems

  • IRAF 2.15 - Updated in Scisoft 7.7
    • ctio - Utilities from CTIO
    • gemini 1.11 - Utilities from the Gemini Telescopes - Updated in Scisoft 7.7
    • gmisc - Miscellaneous utilities for Gemini
    • mxtools (Dec2001) - Utilities from NOAO including QDPHOT
    • guiapps - Graphical applications for IRAF
    • xdimsum (Jan2003) - Enhanced IR data reduction and mosaicing software
    • dimsum 3.0 (Aug2002) - IR data reduction and mosaicing software
    • color - Utilities for creating colour images
    • fitsutil - FITS utilities
    • mscred - Mosaic camera CCD reduction tasks from NOAO
    • esowfi 1.3 (Mar2001)
    • eis 1.8 (May2002) - ESO Imaging Survey IRAF tasks (EIS Drizzle etc)
    • rvsao 2.7.8 - Spectral Radial Velocity package from CfA
    • nmisc 020618 - IRAF miscellany
    • xccdred - CCD reduction for multi-port chips
    • stecf 2.0 beta - Utilities from ST-ECF, including polarimetry reduction and spectral restoration packages - Updated in Scisoft 7.6
    • STSDAS/TABLES 3.13 - HST data analysis and tables systems - Updated in Scisoft 7.6
    • ECL - Enhanced CL
  • Eclipse 5.0 - Includes ISAAC, CONICA, WFI, Lua and ADONIS add-ons
  • ESO-MIDAS 11Sep pl1.1 - Updated in Scisoft 7.7
  • PyMidas 1.0.5
  • IDL 8.1 - Interactive Data Language from RSI. Commercial package, requires license - Note: NOT included in EXPORT version
  • Gildas (Apr11h) - Radio astronomy applications from IRAM - Updated in Scisoft 7.7
  • Difmap 2.4l - Interactive program for radio synthesis imaging from Caltech - Updated in Scisoft 7.7
  • Miriad 4.2.3 Calibration, mapping, deconvolution and image analysis of interferometric data - Updated in Scisoft 7.7
  • Karma 1.7 - Toolkit for interprocess communications, authentication, encryption, graphics display, user interface and manipulating the Karma network data structure
  • CRUSH 2.10-1 - Data Reduction and Imaging for Bolometer Arraysi>
  • BoA - Bolometer Array Analysis Software
  • CASA 3.3.0 - Common Astronomy Software Application - New in Scisoft 7.7
  • THELI 2.5.0 - A pipeline for astronomical image data reduction - New in Scisoft 7.7

Image Display Servers

  • x11iraf 1.3.1 - May 2000 version, including xgterm (but excluding ximtool)
  • SAOImage 1.35.1 - The original, needs 8bit Xserver
  • DS9 6.2 - Latest display server from SAO. Works with 24bit X servers - Updated in Scisoft 7.6
  • XPA 2.1.13 - Messaging system from SAO. Used by DS9. - Updated in Scisoft 7.7
  • Skycat 3.1.2 - ESO image display tool with catalogue and image server access - Updated in Scisoft 7.7
  • fv 5.3
  • QFitsView 3.0 - FITS file viewer - Updated in Scisoft 7.7
  • Gaia 4.1.1 - Graphical Astronomy and Image Analysis Tool

Graphics Software


Scripting Languages

  • Python 2.7.2 - General purpose, object orientated, extensible scripting language - Updated in Scisoft 7.7
    • Numeric 24.2
    • Scientific 2.8
    • Imaging (PIL) 1.1.7
    • Pmw 1.3.2
    • pcfitsio 0.99.2
    • _sre readline _locale thread zlib fcntl pwd grp errno select mmap _socket termios _tkinter
    • asciidata 1.1.1
    • binascii
    • ipython 0.11
    • scipy 0.10.0
    • Gnuplot 1.8
    • ppgplot 1.3
    • biggles 1.6.6
    • pygame 1.9.1
    • cStringIO & cPickle
    • wx 2.8.8.1 (wxPython)
    • healpy 0.9.2
  • STScI_Python 2.12 - Updated in Scisoft 7.7 - STScI Python packages, including the following:
  • Java 1.6.0_20 - Java runtime environment and JDK
  • DPUser 3.0 - Interactive language for handling numbers, strings, and matrices - Updated in Scisoft 7.7

Scientific Libraries

  • GSL 1.15 - The GNU Scientific Library - Updated in Scisoft 7.7
  • DISLIN 9.1 - Scientific Data Plotting software
  • CFITSIO 3.28 - FITS File Subroutine Library - Updated in Scisoft 7.7
  • LAPACK Release 3.4.0 - Linear Algebra Subroutine Library - Updated in Scisoft 7.7
  • Atlas 3.8.4 - Another Linear Algebra Library - Updated in Scisoft 7.7
  • FFTW 3.3 - Fast Fourier Transform library - Updated in Scisoft 7.7
  • plotutils 2.6 - GNU plotting utilities - Updated in Scisoft 7.7
  • JPype 0.5.2.2 - Java to Python integration
  • Funtools 1.4.0 - "Minimal buy-in" FITS library and utility package

Miscellaneous Utilities

  • wcstools 3.8.4 - World Coordinate System software tools and library from Doug Mink at SAO - Updated in Scisoft 7.7
  • Astromatic Software Tools SExtractor 2.8.6, SWarp 2.17.6, SCAMP 1.7.0, EyE 1.4.1, MissFits 2.4.0, SkyMaker 3.3.3, STIFF 2.1.2, Stuff 1.19 & WeightWatcher 1.8.10 - Updated in Scisoft 7.7
  • Tiny Tim 7.4 - HST point-spread function simulation software - Updated in Scisoft 7.7
  • Xephem 3.7.2 - Planetarium and ephemeris software
  • dss & dss2 - Digitized Sky Survey image extraction software
  • Cloudy c10.00 - Plasma simulation and spectral synthesis code (no patches applied) - Updated in Scisoft 7.7
  • HyperZ 1.1 - Photometric Redshift Code
  • Latex style files - A collection of style files for astronomical journals
  • DAOPhot - Stellar Photometry and related packages from Peter Stetson at DAO/HIA, see agreement for redistribution or access to the source code
  • fitsverify 4.16 - FITS format checker - Updated in Scisoft 7.7
  • fitscut - Image cutout and conversion utility
  • graphviz 2.28.0 - Graph Visualisation Software
  • fpack and funpack 1.6.1 - FITS file compression utilities - Updated in Scisoft 7.7

Virtual Observatory Tools [see FAQ entry]

  • Aladin - Aladin Sky Atlas
  • VOspec - tool for handling Virtual Observatory compliant Spectra
  • VOplot - VOTable plotting tool
  • Plastic - PLatform for AStronomical Tool InterConnection
  • Specview
  • Splat - Spectral Analysis Tool
  • Stilts - Starlink Tables Infrastructure Library Tool Set
  • TOPCAT - Tool for OPerations on Catalogues And Tables
  • VirGO - Visual Browser for the ESO Science Archive Facility
  • VisIVO 1.4.1.a - Visualisation Interface to the VO