/home/cima/bin. There is also a another package called the CIMA WAPP software which contains the WAPP software, the special Tcl/Tk interpreter used by CIMA and support libraries.
cima: starts a CIMA observing session (either in on-line or in off-line mode)
telescopewin: starts a display showing all the telescope parameters
catalogwin: starts a grahic display of the telescope with the sources from the current catalog included
iflowin: starts a display showing the IF/LO parameters
powerwin: starts a display showing the power levels and attenuator settings
rxview: starts a graphic display showing the IF/LO set-up
lastcimalog: starts a display showing the last output to the current CIMA observing log
cimalogview: starts a display that can be used to view and search in CIMA observing log files (under development but a number of features work)
alfabeamwin: shows the current ALFA beam positions on the sky (numerical values displayed are approximative)
alfadatawin: launches the data quick-look display (can ONLY be run on 'dataview')
: launches the ALFA engineering data log display facility
alfamonwin: launches the ALFA engineering monitor
alfamotorwin: shows and controls the ALFA rotation
alfaobswin: displays the WAPP power levels for the ALFA beams
alfastatwin: displays a summary of the ALFA engineering monitor (alfamonwin)
All CIMA software components recognize the following general options that are part of the CIMA version selection system:
--v version-name' will launch the version with the specified name (version names can be abbreviated as long as they are unique)
--a address' will launch the version located at the specified address (the address has to be pointing to the top directory of a CIMA software area, for example
/home/cima/Software/Normalfor the 'normal' version of CIMA)
--V' will give you a text-based menu to choose from
--X' will give you an X-windows menu to choose from
--D' will use the version that has been selected as the default version with
select_cima- if no default version has been selected, it will give you an X-windows menu to choose from (this option is used for menus like the one on 'dataview')
--h' or '
--H' will produce a list of all general options
--' instead of just '
-' for the selection options is to separate those general options (which all CIMA programs understand) from program specific options.
select_cima script can be used to set up a default
version. It accepts all the options listed above except the
--D option. If no option is given, it will provide you
with a text-based menu.
select_cima also recognize a
--n' or '
--N' which will cancel any default setting
/home/cima/bin. Several of these programs can be run either on Linux or on Solaris computers.
The following is a list of the publically available software components of CIMA WAPP package:
aostatus: launches the full screen observing status display
asciidump: dumps the ASCII-header of a WAPP pulsar file
horizon: calculates rise, set and slew times
merge_fits: merges two CIMAFITS-files into one
shrink_fits: shrinks a CIMAFITS-file by removing unused space
wapp_split: splits a dual board WAPP pulsar file into two files
/home/cima/bindirectory will notice that none of the above-mentioned programs actually reside in this directory (and the
/home/cima/bindirectory doesn't exist either --- it is a symbolic link to another directory in the
/home/cimastructure). Instead all these programs are symbolic links pointing either to a script called
'cima_selector'(for CIMA software) or to a script called
'cima_launcher'(for CIMA WAPP software). The
'cima_selector'script is used for CIMA software and is the one that handles the version selection. The
'cima_launcher'is used for the CIMA WAPP software and checks which compiled version is needed depending on which computer architecture the program is going to run on.
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