The current version of STSDAS/TABLES is 3.16 (May 2013).
Before You Begin...
STSDAS runs in the IRAF environment. If you do not already have IRAF installed on your local system, you will need to get and install IRAF before installing STSDAS. If you do not have IRAF, you can retrieve it from the IRAF web site at NOAO.
STSDAS was built and tested under IRAF 2.14. The binaries also work with either 64 bit or 32 bit IRAF 2.15 or 2.16.
Please register your site as an STSDAS user when you install the software.
If you have any problems with the installation or software retrieval, contact the STScI Help Desk: firstname.lastname@example.org
Getting STSDAS And TABLES
This release of STSDAS/TABLES has a simpler install procedure.
- If want only the TABLES binaries, download the file for Linux or Intel Macintosh (OSX 10.5 / Leopard or later).
- If you want STSDAS, TABLES, and STECF, download the file for Linux or Intel Macintosh (OSX 10.5 / Leopard or later).
Extract the tar file that you downloaded with a command like this:
tar zxf stsci_iraf-3.16.redhat.tar.gz
All of the tar files contain a directory named stsci_iraf-3.16; change to this directory:
Run the install script:
This script will show you the name of your iraf extern.pkg file and several lines of configuration. Copy/paste ALL of these lines into extern.pkg, even if you do not need all of them.
If you do not have write access to hlib$extern.pkg, you can place these lines in your login.cl
If your extern.pkg file already contains definitions for STSDAS, TABLES, or STECF, remove them.
There is also a tar file that contains Source Code Only. This is source code for STSDAS, TABLES, and STECF, but due to recently discovered licensing issues, we are not permitted to distribute certain files of the source code. Those files have been removed from this source code. This affects only a small portion of the source code, so it may still be useful if you want to examine the algorithms used.
The new HSTCAL package is also available for download. This software replaces some code distributed as part of STSDAS and does not need IRAF to build or run. This release only contains the calibration software for ACS, but future releases will include calibration software for other instruments.
Extract the tar file, and add the bin/ directory from the distribution to your PATH:
tar zxf hstcal-1.2.linux.tar.gz cd hstcal-1.2/bin pwd
The output of the pwd command will be the directory to add to your PATH.
set path = ( /home/me/hstcal-1.2/bin $path )
PATH=/home/me/hstcal-1.2/bin:$PATH export PATH
You can also download Source Code. See the file INSTALL in the distribution for instructions for compiling HSTCAL.
Due to recently discovered licensing issues, we have had to withdraw previous versions of STSDAS and TABLES. If you need an older version of STSDAS or TABLES, please contact email@example.com. We may be able to give you binaries and source code, with the license-encumbered code removed.