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New software/calibration release for Swift
April 26 2006
A new release of the Swift software and calibration data is available for download.
The Swift software (version 2.4) has been released as part of the
HEAsoft version 6.0.5 and can be downloaded from:
The changes in the Swift software and related packages are listed
in the HEAsoft Release Notes 6.0.5 at:
Both source and binary distributions are available for all supported platforms.
These are listed at :
For detailed installation information, see the install document,
available online (or in each distribution) at:
Please report any Swift software problem via:
The software is released with updates of the calibration data for the XRT (20060424) and the
Swift common calibration files [MIS(20060421)]. The calibration data for the BAT
and UVOT are the version BAT(20051103) and UVOT(20051118) updated with last software release.
The list of updates are available in the release notes at:
The Swift CALDB can be downloaded via the Web at or via anonymous ftp to be installed on
the user's machine or local network, or can be accessed remotely.
*** DOWNLOAD CALDB on the LOCAL MACHINE
There is one tar file for each instrument (BAT, XRT and UVOT) and one for
miscellaneous common Swift calibration files (MIS). The contents of the latter (MIS) have been
already included in the CALDB tar files for each instrument, therefore is not necessary to
download the MIS tar file separately.
The CALDB tar files are available from the CALDB Swift Web page at :
or via anonymous ftp at:
The CALDB installation procedure is available at:
*** REMOTE CALDB ACCESS
It is also possible to access the CALDB remotely without the need to download
and install locally this database. The instructions to set up the remote CALDB
access are available from:
Please report any problems with the installation procedure to:
and select CALDB under "Choose a mailing list"
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Questions or comments should go to: