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The Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) is an astrophysics experiment to take 20-30 Terabytes of imaging data and spectroscopic data to map one half of the northern galactic hemisphere. One of the key offline software components of SDSS, is dervish (Survey Human Interface and Visualization Application). Dervish is a collection of routines and executables useful in the offline analysis of astrometric data. The dervish software integrates code developed by the collaboration with other software products developed from independent institutions.

Current Version:   6.6

License Type:   Free, See

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Source Code Availability:   Yes

Available Binary Packages:

  • Debian Package:   No
  • RedHat RPM Package:   No
  • Other Packages:   No

Targeted Platforms:

Dervish and its dependent products have been built and run on SGI IRIX V4.0.5 or higher, SunSparc SunOS V4.1.1 or higher (not the recent version)(not Solaris), DIGITAL UNIX v3.2c or higher, Linux 2.0.17 or higher

Software/Hardware Requirements:

To compile from source, need ANSI C compiler (gcc is fine), Perl 4.0 or up, Fortran 77 (needed for PGPlot support product only), TeX, X window.

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