SPECX: Spectral Line Data Reduction Package

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SPECX: Spectral Line Data Reduction Package

Post by owlice » Sat Oct 19, 2013 7:33 am

[c]SPECX: Spectral Line Data Reduction Package[/c][/b]
Abstract: SPECX is a general purpose line data reduction system. It can read and write FITS data cubes but has specialist support for the GSD format data from the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope. It includes commands to store and retrieve intermediate spectra in storage registers and perform the fitting and removal of polynomial, harmonic and Gaussian baselines.

SPECX can filter and edit spectra and list and display spectra on a graphics terminal. It is able to perform Fourier transform and power spectrum calculations, process up to eight spectra (quadrants) simultaneously with either the same or different center, and assemble a number of reduced individual spectra into a map file and contour or greyscale any plane or planes of the resulting cube.

Two versions of SPECX are distributed. Version 6.x is the VMS and Unix version and is distributed as part of the Starlink software collection. Version 7.x is a complete rewrite of SPECX distributed for Windows.

Credit: Padman, Rachael; Meyerdierks, Horst; Tilanus, Remo P. J.; Jenness, Tim

Site: http://www.mrao.cam.ac.uk/~rachael/specx/

Bibcode: 2013ascl.soft10008P

ID: ascl:1310.008
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