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You can install most of the following software that will be use for excercices. However to prevent some installation issue, two virtual machines will run them. One is dedicated to the Image Reconstruction and the other run the rest of them.

Visibility Modeling


  • How to launch it during the vltischool :
    • open a terminal and run aspro2
  • Data :
    • $HOME/ASPRO/data

Data Reduction


  • website
  • Please find a copy of the pdf documentation in $HOME/amdlib/doc
  • * exercice instructions (PDF) also available on the VM in $HOME/amdlib directory
  • How to launch it during the vltischool :
    • open a terminal and run amdlib
    • you can use tab key to autocomplete main commands and navigate in the command history
  • Data :
    • $HOME/amdlib/data


  • website
  • Please find pdf documentation in $HOME/pndrs/doc
  • exercice instructions
  • How to launch it during the vltischool :
    • open a terminal, enter your data directory and run pndrsReduce
  • Data :
    • $HOME/pndrs/data

Model Fitting


  • website We will use the beta (enhanced) version during the school
  • You can find the documentation on the website, but the usermanual is also embedded in the software Click on the ? buttons.
  • How to launch it during the vltischool :
    • open a terminal and run LITpro
  • Data :
    • $HOME/LITpro/data

Image Reconstruction


  • [[][website]]
  • [[][online doc]]
  • [[][exercice instructions]]
  • How to launch it during the vltischool :
  • Data : *

Common tools




Material setup instructions

Most of the software will be provided through virtul machine (VM) images:

Setup of the virtual machine (VM) dedicated to the first set of exercice (Obs. preparation, Data Reduction, Data Analysis)

  • The appliance image has been prepared using virtualbox V 4.3.8
  • The main user login is user and associated password is mpifr ; user can perform sudo commands
  • You may have downloaded it from ( /!\ 3.7 GB file)
    • an updated image is provided and shared through sticky/hard drives in the Maternushaus
    • ubuntu14_jmmc_vltischool_06092015_2030.ova (4.3GB, md5sum is d54f1ab450526d6a1ee85983860436bb=)
  • Then run VirtualBox and select the image file through the File>Import Appliance... menu
    • To save diskspace, you can delete the ova file after import because it is not used by virtual box anylonger.

  • This VM provides : Aspro2, amdlib, pndrs, LITpro, OIFitsExplorer, SearchCal with associated data

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