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2.17 Calibration and Demo Data for MIDAS The distribution file containing the sources of MIDAS does not include any calibration data required by some packages or the demo data required with some tutorials. The reason for this is to reduce the distribution size of MIDAS via Internet to the essentially minimum required, leaving the retrieval of this bulky data to the discretion of the operator deciding which optional packages are installed. In our anonymous and midaspub ftp accounts the calibration and demo data is located under the ./calib and ./demo subdirectories respectively. Data is distributed in compressed-tar files. The whole calibration data is located in one single file called calib src.tar.gz and demo data is offered in FITS format in demo data.tar.gz for all tutorials available in MIDAS, e.g. TUTORIAL/EXTRACT, TU- TORIAL/FILTER, TUTORIAL/GRAPHICS, TUTORIAL/ITT, TUTORIAL/LUT, TU- TORIAL/SPLIT, TUTORIAL/TABLE, TUTORIAL/ALIGN and TUTORIAL/FIT . Calibration and demo data are stored in FITS format, independent of the specific re- lease, therefore they must be installed, not under the /midas/11SEP directory, but under /midas/calib and /midas/demo or equivalent. Tutorial and calibration procedures expect to find their data under these two directories. For a proper installation of the demo data for all tutorials in MIDAS, e.g. in /midas/demo/data get the file demo data.tar.gz, decompress and un-tar it in the midas directory. % cd /midas/ % tar -zxvf demo data.tar.gz 2.18 MIDAS documentation The file containing the sources of MIDAS does not include the MIDAS documentation. It is located in our anonymous ftp accounts under the subdirectory ./11SEP/sources/doc . All MIDAS documentation is classified in three volumes and distributed in compressed Postscript files or .html files: volume a.ps.Z - ESO-MIDAS Volume A: System volume b.ps.Z - ESO-MIDAS Volume B: Data Reduction volume a.html.tar.Z - ESO-MIDAS Volume A: System volume b.html.tar.Z - ESO-MIDAS Volume B: Data Reduction 13
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env.ps.Z - ESO-MIDAS Environment env.html.tar.Z - ESO-MIDAS Environment For details see the README.doc file in that directory. 14
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Chapter 3 Installation of Graphic Devices Below you will find a description of how to implement (new) graphic devices or how to make adjustments according to the local situation. Section 1 gives an overview of how the MIDAS plot system works. Section 2 describes the various files which play a role in the system. Finally, section 3 gives an example of how and where to make modifications in case a new device has to be added to the system. The following, rather elaborate setup only makes sense if you install Midas for a group of users on a shared system. If you are installing Midas just on your own PC, this is probably overkill. Just use the system names for the devices. E.g. if your colour printer has the name mycol in your Linux system, use mycol also in the Midas commands. See the help of copy/display for examples of that.
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