Download fv v5.4 Here
fv is built and distributed as a standard component of the large
HEASOFT package of programs for manipulating and
analyzing FITS data files, but you can also download the latest version of
the fv binary executable by itself from this page.
Versions of fv are available for Linux and Mac OS X, and an older
version is still available for Windows PCs (we hope to be able to offer
v5.4 for Windows in the near future). In each case the distribution
is completely self-contained and includes several sample FITS files that
can be used to explore fv's capabilities.
For information about Hera, please visit
the Hera web page, and visit
Student Hera web page for more information about the Hera interface
designed for students and teachers.
If you experience problems using the following FTP links to download
this software, click here for
instructions on downloading fv using 'HTTP'.
Executable Binary Distributions
Source Code Distribution
Download the tar file appropriate for your platform:
PC Linux (64-bit)
These links will retrieve a gzipped tar file (roughly 4 MB in size).
To unpack the file, type:
> gunzip -c fv5.4_<ARCH>.tar.gz | tar xf -
where <ARCH> depends on the file downloaded. This will create
a fv5.4 directory containing a platform-specific directory (pre-compiled
binaries and libraries used by fv), associated documentation, sample data,
and sample scripts. Once unpacked, fv can be run immediately; either add
the fv5.4 directory to your executable PATH environment variable, or
`cd' to that directory and then type `./fv'.
NOTE to Users with fv installed as part of the HEASOFT
If you want to replace the fv in your HEASOFT distribution with the newest
version of fv, simply move (or copy) the contents of the untarred
fv5.4/ directory into the $HEADAS/bin/ directory. You may want to move aside
the existing $HEADAS/bin/fv to e.g. $HEADAS/bin/fv_old first since you will
be copying in a new fv executable.
Mac OS X package then double-click on the .dmg file to mount it. Once the disk image
mounts, open it, and drag the fv icon (or Hera, or StudentHera) onto
your hard disk, e.g. into your Applications folder.
(Version 5.3 only)
To start Fv double click on the fv icon or type open -a fv
from the command line. Note that the X11 graphical environment
must be installed in order to use Fv. See for example the
XQuartz home page
for more information.
Windows users should download this
executable file (7.3Mb). Once you've downloaded the file, double-click
on it to launch InstallShield, which will guide you through the installation
process. If you leave the "Create a desktop icon" option checked, the fv
installation will produce three icons on your desktop: one for regular fv,
and one each for Hera and Student Hera.
A source code distribution of fv 5.4 is available
Users should refer to the standard HEASOFT-INSTALL
document for instructions on how to build HEASOFT source code distributions,
specifically the section titled "STEP BY STEP INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS".
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