AMOEBA is designed to handle data input from interferometry, astrometry, spectroscopy, and photometry. (The data for the first type, including configuration information, is buffered, i.e. loaded one night at a time into the ScanData section from the buffer. This procedure was necessary since CHAMELEON procedures handling the data cannot handle more than one night at a time.)
The loading of the data is handled by widgets, which also allow to set flags and weights to be used in the subsequent data analysis. The files are selected from a list (option LIST) of files with the proper extension found in the current directory and displayed in the widget, or from a file giving the file names (option FILE). The DATASUMMARY button gives information about the currently loaded data sets and their relative weights. If weights need to be changed, this can be done at any time after loading the data by simple selection if the corresponding data loading widget is displayed, or if not, by redisplaying it.