Linux for Astronomy CDROM Distribution
Finally, it is possible to run the same packages you previously could use only on expensive workstations. Linux is a full workstation environment (X-windows, networking, NFS, etc). Thanks to recent hardware advances, it is even possible to use a laptop computer.
The `Linux for Astronomy' packages cover data processing fuctions useful in all areas of Astronomy, from pre-processing and enhancing CCD images, to analysing spectra, and photometric data.
Many functions also have applications in other fields such as Medical Imaging, Remote Sensing, Industrial Inspection etc.
Volumes 3 and 4 include a collection of 1.6Gb of Astronomy software built for the Linux operating system. Plus a full Linux distribution, URL database and much more.
Volumes 5 & 6 includes over 3Gb of Astronomical software precompiled for the Linux (x86) operating system. Applications include a wealth of general purpose image and signal processing tools, as well as the state-of-the-art algorithms in use at observatories and universities worldwide. Facilites for processing the data products of the major space-based instruments (Hubble Space Telescope, EUV, Einstein, ROSAT, IUE, etc) are also included.
Current Version: V3/4/5/6
License Type: Various (mostly GNU Public License)
Source Code Availability: Most packages include source code.
Available Binary Packages:
Versions of most packages are available for other U*ix platforms via ftp.
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