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Swift News #023: Release of Swift software (v2.8) and calibration data
December 7, 2007
New release of the Swift software and calibration data is available
The Swift software (version 2.8) has been released as part of the HEAsoft version 6.4
and can be downloaded from:
The changes in the Swift software and related packages are listed in the
HEAsoft Release Notes 6.4 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:
and select Swift under "Choose a mailing list"
The latest calibration version for all instruments are :
BAT (20070924), XRT (20071119), UVOT(20071106) and MIS(20071130).
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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