List of Astronomy Related Software installed at UoL XROA

ALADIN - An interactive software sky atlas
http://aladin.u-strasbg.fr/
Type aladin

APT - Astronomers Proposal Tool
http://www.stsci.edu/hst/proposing/apt
Type runAPT

ASTROGRID VO DESKTOP - Virtual Observatory Software for Astronomers
http://www.astrogrid.org/
Type vodesktop

ATLAS - Automatically Tuned Linear Algebra Software
http://math-atlas.sourceforge.net/

ATPY - High level python package to manipulate tables
http://atpy.sourceforge.net

BLAS - Basic Linear Algebra Subprograms
http://www.netlib.org/blas/

CFITSIO - A FITS file subroutine library
http://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/software/fitsio/fitsio.html

CIAO and the CALDB - X-Ray Data Analysis Software
http://cxc.harvard.edu/ciao/
Type ciao

CPL - The Common Pipeline Library
http://www.eso.org/sci/data-processing/software/cpl/

DISLIN - scientific data plotting software
http://www.mps.mpg.de/dislin/

ECLIPSE - ESO C Library for an Image Processing Software Environment
http://www.eso.org/sci/data-processing/software/eclipse/

EXSAS
http://www.mpe.mpg.de/xray/wave/exsas/exsas_index.php

FERMI SCIENCE TOOLS
http://fermi.gsfc.nasa.gov/ssc/data/analysis/software/
Type fermi-setup to set environment variables

FFTW - A C subroutine library
http://www.fftw.org/

G95 - A stable, production Fortran 95 compiler
http://www.g95.org/
Type g95

GAIA AND SKYCAT - Graphic Astronomy and Image Analysis Tool
http://astro.dur.ac.uk/~pdraper/gaia/gaia.html
Type gaia

GASGANO - A Data File Organiser from ESO
http://www.eso.org/sci/data-processing/software/gasgano/
Type gasgano

GMMPS - A Gemini IRAF package
http://files.gemini.edu/~software/gmmps/

GRACE - A 2D plotting tool
http://plasma-gate.weizmann.ac.il/Grace/
Type grace or xmgrace

GSL - GNU Scientific Library
http://www.gnu.org/software/gsl/

GUIspec - A Java application to plot/analyse optical spectra
http://venus.ifca.unican.es/~xray/
Type guispec

HEASoft - A Unified Release of the FTOOLS and XANADU Software Packages
http://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/software/lheasoft/
Type lhea-setup to set up your environment, then the name of your desired tool. lhea-setup-old sets you up for a previous version.

IDL - Data visualisation, analysis and software application development
http://www.ittvis.com/Downloads/ProductDownloads.aspx
Type idl

The IDL Astronomy User's Library
http://idlastro.gsfc.nasa.gov/
Ensure /usr/local/idlastro/pro is added to your IDL_PATH in your .login file.

IPYTHON - An interactive computing environment
http://ipython.scipy.org/moin/

IRAF - Image Reduction and Analysis Facility
http://iraf.noao.edu/
Type cl

ISIS - Interactive Spectral Interpretation System
http://www.mit.edu/~houck/isis/
Type isis

LAPACK - Linear Algebra PACKage
http://www.netlib.org/lapack/

MARRATECH - Web conferencing and Internet collaboration
http://www.marratech.co.uk/
Type marratech

MATPLOTLIB - Python Plotting
http://matplotlib.sourceforge.net/

MIDAS - General tools for image processing and data reduction from ESO
http://www.eso.org/sci/data-processing/software/esomidas/

MOPEX - MOsaicker and Point source EXtractor (Spitzer)
http://ssc.spitzer.caltech.edu/dataanalysistools/tools/mopex/

NAG COMPILERS AND LIBRARIES
http://www.nag.com/downloads/downloads_entry.asp

NUMPY - Scientific Computing Tool for Python
http://numpy.scipy.org/

P2PP - ESO Phase II Proposal Preparation
http://www.eso.org/sci/observing/phase2/P2PP/P2PPTool.html

PANDORA - Programs for AstroNomical Data Organization Reduction and Analysis
http://cosmos.iasf-milano.inaf.it/pandora/

PGPLOT - Graphics Subroutine Library
http://www.astro.caltech.edu/~tjp/pgplot/

PIMMS - Program to estimate count rates from fluxes
http://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/software/tools/pimms.html
Type pimms

PROFIT - GUI tool for visualising and modelling high-resolution spectra
http://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/software/profit/

PYFITS - An interface to FITS formatted files under Python
http://www.stsci.edu/resources/software_hardware/pyfits

PYRAF - Command language for running IRAF tasks
http://www.stsci.edu/resources/software_hardware/pyraf
Type pyraf

Q - A general purpose data analysis tool
http://www.star.le.ac.uk/~rw/q_v6/index.html
Type q

R - For Statistical Computing
http://www.r-project.org/
Type R

ROOT - From CERN
http://root.cern.ch/drupal/
Type root

RUBY - A dynamic open source programming language
http://www.ruby-lang.org/en/downloads/
Type ruby

S-LANG - Multi-platform programmer's library
http://www.s-lang.org/

SAOIMAGE DS9 - An astronomical imaging and data visualisation application
http://hea-www.harvard.edu/RD/ds9/
Type ds9

SCISOFT - An Astronomical Software Collection from ESO
http://www.eso.org/sci/data-processing/software/scisoft/

SEXTRACTOR - Builds catalogue of objects from an astronomical image
http://sextractor.sourceforge.net/
Type sex [-c ] [- ]

SKENCIL - A Vector Drawing Program
http://www.skencil.org/

SPEX - Analysis and Interpretation of cosmic X-ray spectra
http://www.sron.nl/divisions/hea/spex/

SPLASH
http://users.monash.edu.au/~dprice/splash/index.html

SPOT/LEOPARD - For Spitzer observers to plan observations
http://ssc.spitzer.caltech.edu/warmmission/propkit/spot/

STARLINK SOFTWARE COLLECTION
http://starlink.jach.hawaii.edu/starlink
Ensure you are sourcing /star/etc/login and /star/etc/cshrc in your own .login and .cshrc files, then type the name of your favourite tool.

STARVIEW - Setup a telescope and control from a web browser
http://starview.sourceforge.net/

STSCI_PYTHON - A Library for Python routines and C extensions
http://www.stsci.edu/resources/software_hardware/pyraf/stsci_python

STSDAS - Reduce and analyse astronomical data in IRAF
http://www.stsci.edu/resources/software_hardware/stsdas

SUPERMONGO - Interactive plotting program
http://www.supermongo.net/ or http://www.astro.princeton.edu/~rhl/sm/
Type sm

SYNSPEC - A user-oriented package for modeling stellar atmospheres and for stellar spectroscopic diagnostics
http://nova.astro.umd.edu/Synspec43/synspec.html

TABLES - Support for tabular data for STSDAS
http://www.stsci.edu/resources/software_hardware/tables

TTH - The TeX to HTML translator
http://hutchinson.belmont.ma.us/tth/
Type tth

TLUSTY - A user-oriented package for modelling stellar atmospheres and accretion disks and for stellar spectroscopic diagnostics
http://nova.astro.umd.edu/index.html
Type tlusty

UKIRT-OT - Observing tool from the JACH
http://irtarchive.jach.hawaii.edu/software/ukirtot/download.html
Type ukirtot or ukirt-ot

VLT INSTRUMENT PIPELINES - From ESO
http://www.eso.org/sci/data-processing/software/pipelines/

WCSTOOLS - Image World Coordinate System Utilities
http://tdc-www.harvard.edu/wcstools/

WINDOW TO THE STARS - Graphical interface to the popular TWIN single/binary stellar evolution code
http://www-astro.ulb.ac.be/~izzard/window/

XANIM - A program for playing a wide variety of animation, audio and video formats on X11.
http://xanim.polter.net

XMM-SAS - XMM-Newton telescope Science Analysis Software
http://xmm.esac.esa.int/sas/
Type sas-setup to set up your environment and then the name of your desired SAS tool, or sas for a menu.

PERL MODULES

http://search.cpan.org/~pratzlaff/Astro-FITS-CFITSIO-1.02/
http://search.cpan.org/~kgb/PGPLOT-2.20/PGPLOT.pm

MISCELLANY

Numerical Recipes Plugin for Acrobat Reader
http://www.nr.com/plugin/plugin_install.html

USEFUL LINKS TO ASTRONOMY SOFTWARE

http://www.cv.nrao.edu/fits/www/yp_software.html
http://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/heasarc/astro-update/
http://idlastro.gsfc.nasa.gov/other_url.html
http://bima.astro.umd.edu/nemo/linuxastro/
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Category:Astronomy_SIG

OTHER USEFUL LINKS

Test whether Java is working on your computer
http://java.com/en/download/help/testvm.xml
Test whether Adobe Shockwave Player is working on your computer
http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/welcome/
Test whether Adobe Flash Player is working on your computer
http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/
Test whether Adobe Reader browser plugin is working on your computer
https://courses.worldcampus.psu.edu/public/diagnostics/Acrobat.html

Last updated on 07-June-2010 by Mark Mahabir