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 v5.5.x 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.
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
LinuxSource Code DistributionDownload the PC Linux (64-bit) tar file. To unpack it, type:> gunzip -c fv5.5.2_Linux.tar.gz | tar xf - (Note that your browser may have unzipped this file for you already, in which case it will have the suffix ".tar" instead of ".tar.gz").This will create a fv5.5.2 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 fv5.5.2 directory to your executable PATH environment variable, or 'cd' to that directory and then type './fv'.
A source code distribution of fv 5.5.2 is available here. 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".[fv Home]
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