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Software Supported by the SIE

This page offers a list of all the software managed by the SIE de Investigacion. Click on the package name to go to the corresponding web page with detailed information. The installation of some of the less used (or more troublesome) packages will be done only upon request by a user.

All of the installed packages run on Fedora 21 x86_64, the current distribution being installed in all Linux desktops and (most) laptops. In the "Type" column, "Loc" means that the package has been installed locally, while "OS" means that it was installed from the Fedora package repositories.

A very comprehensive and well organized Astronomical Software Directory can be found in http://www.skysoft.org/

Reduction of Astronomical Data
General Packages
Reduction of Astronomical Data
Specialized Tools
Proposal, Observations Planning
General Data Analysis Display and Graphic Packages Editors and Text Processors
Programming and Libraries Catalogs, Archives, VO tools Software supported by the SIC
Software Installed Release Type Short description
Reduction of Astronomical Data - General Packages
AIPS++ Installed upon request Loc Astronomical Information Processing System.
CASA 4.5.1 Loc Common Astronomy Software Applications
CIAO 4.8 Loc System for the analysis of data from the Chandra X-ray Observatory and from other, non-X-ray missions.
IRAF 2.16.1 Loc Image Reduction and Analysis Facility.
GILDAS Apr15a Loc Collection of state-of-the-art softwares oriented toward (sub-millimeter) radioastronomical applications.
GIPSY Apr-2015 Loc Groningen Image Processing System.
HEAsoft 6.19/td> Loc Software suite developed at HEASARC.
MIDAS 13SEPpl1.2 Loc ESO Munich Image Data Analysis System.
stsci_python/PyRAF 2.15.1/2.1.10 Loc Set of Python routines and C extensions for general astronomical data analysis infrastructure. PyRAF is a command language for IRAF based on Python.
Starlink 2017A Loc A compilation of Astronomical Softwares for UK astronomers.
THELI v2.9.4 (GUI) Loc Tool for the automated reduction of astronomical images.
Reduction of Astronomical Data - Specialized Tools
Astrometry.net 0.67 Loc Tool to create correct, standards-compliant astrometric meta-data for every useful astronomical image ever taken.
Cloudy C13.03 Loc Photoionization simulations for the discriminating astrophysicist since 1978.
DAOPHOT n/a Loc Computer program for crowded-field stellar photometry.
Doppler 1.0.3 Loc Tom Marsh's NDF-based routines for carrying out maximum entropy based Doppler tomography.
Ensemble 0.7 Loc Package to analyze a set of measurements of many stars taken from many images, and to find the optimal photometric solution.
GALFIT 3.0.5 Loc A galaxy/point source fitting algorithm that fits 2-D parameterized, axisymmetric, functions directly to images.
Gnuastro 0.3.12 Loc GNU package consisting of various programs and library functions for the manipulation and analysis of astronomical data.
Imfit 1.5.0 Loc Program for fitting astronomical images -- especially images of galaxies, though it can in principle be used for fitting other sources.
Indexf 4.2.2 Loc C++ program that measures line-strength indices (not only the Ca II indices) in fully calibrated FITS spectra.
Karma 1.7.25 Loc Structured Library for Signal and Image Processing and Visualisation (useful for radio-astronomy).
Matador Installed upon request   Home-made software for the reduction of Taurus data.
Miriad 20130516 Loc Multichannel Image Reconstruction, Image Analysis and Display.
Molly 1.1.8 Loc Program for the analysis of 1D astronomical spectra, deveoped by Tom Marsh.
MOOG MOOG2013 Loc Code that performs a variety of LTE line analysis and spectrum synthesis tasks.
P3D 2.1.2 Loc Data-reduction tool that is intended to be used with data of fiber-fed integral field spectrographs (IFSs)
Pamela 1.0.9 Loc Package written by Tom Marsh for 2D to 1D spectrum extraction.
PSFEx 3.17.1 Loc PSF (PSF Extractor) extracts models of the Point Spread Function (PSF) from FITS images processed with SExtractor, and measures the quality of images.
REDUCEME 4.2.03 Loc Analysis of long-slit spectroscopic data.
rmodel 3.2.2 Loc Program that determines stellar population parameters (e.g. age, metallicity, IMF slope,...), using as input line-strength indices.
SAS 15.0.0 Loc Collection of tasks, scripts and libraries, specifically designed to reduce and analyze data collected by the XMM-Newton observatory
SCAMP 2.0.4 Loc The TERAPIX calibration tool.
SExtractor 2.19.5 Loc Source Extractor - Builds a catalog of objects from an astronomical image.
SkyMaker 3.10.5 Loc Program that simulates astronomical images.
Skyview R3.5beta Loc Image display and analysis program primarily intended for the analysis of flux/intensity and position calibrated scientific imagery.
Specview 2.17.6 Loc Java tool for spectral visualization and model fitting.
SSW April 2010 Loc IDL-based libraries and programs for Solar Physics.
Stuff 1.26.0 Loc Program that simulates "perfect" astronomical catalogues.
SWarp 2.38.0 Loc Program that resamples and co-adds together FITS images using any arbitrary astrometric projection defined in the WCS standard.
ULTRACAM 9.12 Loc Software to enable reduction and analysis of ULTRACAM multi-CCD data, deveoped by Tom Marsh.
XQED 0.3.1 Loc Xwindows task designed to reduce and analyze photometry data.
ZEBRA 1.10 Loc ZEBRA combines and extends several of the classical approaches to produce accurate photometric redshifts.
Zphot-Hyperz 1.1 Loc New and public photometric redshift code.
Proposals and Observations Planning
APT Installed upon request   The Astronomer's Proposal Tool aims at improving the HST proposal preparation process.
p2pp Installed upon request   Phase 2 Preparation Tool used to create and manage Observation Blocks at ESO telescopes.
Starpos Feb 2004 Loc A program to plot altitude versus time for a list of objects and for a given night.
TinyTim 6.3 Loc Software package for generating Hubble Space Telescope (HST) model point spread functions.
XEphem 3.7.7 Loc "Star-charting, sky-simulating, ephemeris-generating" package.
General Data Analysis
GDL 0.9.3 OS Free/libre/open source incremental compiler compatible with IDL (ie. runs IDL programs)
IDL 8.5.1 Loc Software for data analysis, visualization and application developments.
Mathematica 11.2.0 Loc Integrated environment for numeric and symbolic computation and 2D and 3D graphics.
Octave 4.0.0 Loc High-level language, primarily intended for numerical computations.
R 3.2.2 Loc Language and environment for statistical computing and graphics.
Sage 6.8 Loc Free open-source mathematics software system that combines the power of many existing open-source packages into a common Python-based interface.
Yacas 1.3.6 Loc Easy to use, general purpose Computer Algebra System.
Yorick 2.1.06 Loc Interpreted programming language for scientific simulations or calculations, interactive scientific graphics, and reading, writing, or translating large files of numbers.
Display and Graphics Packages
Aladin 9.010 Loc Interactive software that allows to visualize digitized astronomical images, superimpose entries from catalogs, and access data archives.
Blender 2.73 Loc Open source software for 3D modeling, animation, rendering, post-production, interactive creation and playback.
DS9 7.5 Loc Astronomical imaging and data visualization application.
Fitscut 1.4.4 Loc Tool designed to extract cutouts from FITS image format files.
fv 5.4 Loc Software tool for viewing and editing any FITS format image or table, developed at HEASARC.
g3data 1.5.3 OS Tool used for extracting data from graphs.
GAIA/SkyCat 4.4.8 Loc Image display that can also access catalogs and archive data.
Gifsicle 1.88 Loc UNIX command-line tool for creating, editing, and getting information about GIF images and animations.
Gnuplot 5.0.1 Loc Command-driven interactive function plotting program.
Grace 5.1.23 OS WYSIWYG tool to make two-dimensional plot of scientific data. (Replaces Xmgr, now obsoleted).
QFitsView 3.1 Loc FITS file viewer similar to SAOimage, DS9, and the like, based on the cross-platform QT library.
STIFF 2.4.0 Loc Program that converts scientific FITS images to the more popular TIFF format for illustration purposes.
Supermongo 2.4.36 Loc Interactive plotting program with a flexible command language.
Xfig 3.2.5 OS Interactive drawing tool running on most Unix platforms. Can edit postscript files. Includes fig2dev converter.
XImtool 2.0beta Loc Image display from the IRAF group.
Editors and Text Processors
Emacs 24.3.11 OS Advanced, customizable, extensible real-time display editor.
Eric4 4.5.24 Loc Full featured Python (and Ruby) IDE, written in PyQt using the QScintilla editor widget.
JabRef 2.10 Loc Java-based open source bibliography reference manager.
Kile 2.1.3 Loc Application for KDE, that integrates many tools needed to develop documents with LaTeX, in just one application.
Kompozer 0.8b3 Loc Web authoring system that combines web file management and easy-to-use WYSIWYG web page editing.
LaTeX TeXLive 2015 Loc Typesetting system for high-quality scientific and mathematical documents.
LaTeX2HTML 2012 (1.2) OS Conversion tool from LaTeX to HTML format.
LyX 2.1.4 Loc Combines the high quality of a real typesetting system, with the comfortable interface of a word processor.
Mendeley 1.16.1 Loc Academic software for bibliography creation and research paper management.
Texmaker 4.5 Loc Free LaTeX editor, that integrates many tools needed to develop documents with LaTeX, in just one application.
Tidy 0.99.0 OS Open source program and library for checking and generating clean XHTML/HTML.
XEmacs 21.5.34 OS Emacs: The Next Generation.
Programming and Libraries
Bazaar 2.6 Loc Decentralized Revision Control System designed to be easy for developers and end users alike.
CFITSIO 3.390 Loc Subroutine interface for reading and writing file in FITS.
gcc/g++ 4.9.2 OS The GNU project C and C++ compiler.
gfortran 4.9.2 OS Free Fortran 95/2003 compiler for the GNU Compiler Collection.
g95 0.92 Loc Free, open source Fortran 95 compiler and runtime libraries.
GSL 2.1 Loc Numerical library for C and C++ programmers.
Intel F90 16.0 Loc Intel's F90/F95 compiler.
Intel C/C++ 16.0 Loc Intel's C/C++ compiler.
MPICH 3.0.4 OS High-performance and widely portable implementation of the Message Passing Interface (MPI) standard.
NAG Mark 24/23 (Fortran) + Mark 9 (C) Loc Comprehensive collection of Fortran and C routines for the solution of numerical and statistical problems.
PGPLOT 5.2 Loc Fortran- or C-callable, device-independent graphics package.
PGI Fortran 16.1 Loc PGI's Fortran compilers.
PGI C/C++ 16.1 Loc PGI's C and C++ compilers.
Plotutils 2.6-10 OS Amongst other things, a powerful C/C++ function library for exporting 2-D vector graphics in many file formats, both vector and raster.
plusFORT 6.70 Loc Multi-purpose suite of tools for analyzing and improving Fortran programs.
Python 2.7.9 Loc Programming language that lets you work more quickly and integrate your systems more effectively.
WCSLIB 5.9 Loc C library, supplied with a full set of Fortran wrappers, that implements the "World Coordinate System" (WCS) standard in FITS.
WCSTools 3.9.2 Loc Set of programs and libraries to work with the World Coordinate System.
Access to Catalogs and Archives, VO tools
CDSClient 3.81 Loc Set of C and csh routines which allow to query some databases located at CDS or on mirrors over the network.
FromRC3 N/A Loc GUI-based program to select galaxies from the RC3 catalog, according to inclination, distance, position,morphological type, etc.
SPLAT 3.9-10 Loc Graphical tool for displaying, comparing, modifying and analyzing astronomical spectra stored in NDF, FITS and TEXT files as well as the new NDX format.
StarView 7.31 Loc Multiple astronomical archive browsing tool.
STILTS 3.1 Loc Set of command-line tools to deal with the processing of tabular data, such as astronomical tables and object catalogues.
Telarchive 1.8.3 Loc Python command-line program for searching multiple public telescope archives.
TOPCAT 4.4 Loc Interactive graphical viewer and editor for tabular data.
VOConvert 1.0 Loc Tool for converting files from one format to another.
VODesktop 1.3.2 Loc Launching point for doing science using VO tools.
VOPlot 1.7 Loc Tool for visualizing astronomical data in the VOTable format.
VOSpec 6.6 Loc Tool to handle VO-compatible spectra.