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Chapter 1 - CVOS User's Guide

Provides a general overview of the contents of the CVOS, explains how to use the pre-built interfaces which have been provided to build C tasks, gives the details on all of the components necessary to build a C task, and provides examples of building and running C tasks.

Chapter 2 - CVOS Reference Manual

Describes the structure of the C interface functions, explains both the general and any special syntax needed to build new interfaces, and shows how to run the interface generation program.

Although the final version of Chapter 2 is not complete, the manual can be retrieved in order to obtain the CVOS User's Guide. As an interim replacement for the CVOS Reference Manual one can obtain an older document, A C Interface to IRAF's VOS Library, which describes how to build C interfaces to IRAF. This document has been updated as necessary to reflect the current state of the CVO System.

CVOS User's Guide and Reference Manual (Version 1.0, December 1999)

A C Interface to IRAF's VOS Library (Revised December 1999)

CVOS Software

The CVOS is distributed as part of the STSDAS software package. The current version of the CVOS is Version 3.3 (November 1999). Since the CVOS has undergone a substantial number of significant changes from previous versions, it is suggested that one retrieve the current version for future development. CVOS (Version 3.5) runs under STSDAS (Version 3.0) and IRAF (Version 2.2). Please also check the CVOS Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page for more information.