IDL is the recommended data-reduction package for Arecibo spectral-line data.
The different back-ends produce different data format. Information on the header information can be found in the following places:
Mock spectrometer standard FITS format headers
Mock spectrometer PSRFITS format headers
WAPP CIMAFITS format headers
Interim Correlator IDL headers
Note that these directories contain a very large number of files, you are strongly recommended to use ‘ls *〈projid〉*’ to find your files.
Mock spectrometer data should be in /share/pdataN/pdev/ (where N = 1 - 14)
WAPP spectral line data should be in /share/wappdata/
Interim Correlator data should be in /share/olcor/ or /proj/〈projid〉
Get list of scheduled AO projects
Search observing schedules by project ID or author
Search observing schedules by project ID, date, or time (AST or LST)
Search observing schedules by project ID and date range
Search previous spectral line observations
Search WAPP data
These packages are not actively supported and may no longer work.
Analyz: Native Arecibo format for older data..
AIPS++: Interim Correlator data converted into SDFITS can be reduced with the AIPS++ package.