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Suzaku News #022: Release of Suzaku software (v3.0) and calibration data
December 6, 2006
New release of the Suzaku software and calibration data is available
The Suzaku software (version 3.0) has been released as part of the
HEAsoft version 6.1.2 and can be downloaded from:
The changes in the Swift software and related packages are listed
in the HEAsoft Release Notes 6.1.2 at:
Both source and binary distributions are available for all the
supported platforms. These are listed at :
For detailed installation information, see the install document,
available online (or in each distribution) at:
Please report any Suzaku software problem via:
and select Suzaku under "Choose a mailing list"
The latest calibration files released for all instruments are:
HXD (20061031), XIS(20061114) and XRT (20060720).
The Suzaku CALDB can be downloaded via the Web at or via anonymous
ftp to be installed on the user's machine or local network.
*** DOWNLOAD CALDB on the LOCAL MACHINE
There is one tar file for each instrument (HXD, XIS and XRT).
They include the XRS CALDB file (the teldef) necessary to run some of
the software tools.
The CALDB tar files are available from the CALDB Suzaku Web page at :
or via anonymous ftp at:
The CALDB installation procedure is available at:
*** NOTE on the current access to CALDB
Note that not all Suzaku tasks support the automatic queries to CALDB.
For the Suzaku tasks that do not yet have this support but require files
in CALDB, the full path and filename to CALDB files has to be explicitly
given in the Suzaku software task parameter.
Please report any problems with the installation procedure to:
and select CALDB under "Choose a mailing list"
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