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The Iraf Data Reduction And Analysis System
Author(s): Doug Tody
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Paper Abstract

The Image Reduction and Analysis Facility (IRAF) is a general purpose software system for the reduction and analysis of scientific data. The IRAF system provides a good selection of programs for general image processing and graphics applications, plus a large selection of programs for the reduction and analysis of optical astronomy data. The system also provides a complete modern scientific programming environment, making it straightforward for institutions using IRAF to add their own software to the system. Every effort has been made to make the system as portable and device independent as possible, so that the system may be used on a wide variety of host computers and operating systems with a wide variety of graphics and image display devices.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 October 1986
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 0627, Instrumentation in Astronomy VI, (13 October 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.968154
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Doug Tody, National Optical Astronomy Observatories (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0627:
Instrumentation in Astronomy VI
David L. Crawford, Editor(s)

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