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# TO INSTALL:
# - create python library directory somewhere,
# eg. /data/pylib or /home/user/pylib
# - change 'pylibdir' below accordingly and run this file ('makelib')
# - or run: makelib ~/my_pylib
# - if 'bindir' is set it will install the program to your bin dir
# - check if automatically updated python library path in 'rvspec' executable is ok
# - copy 'work' directory wherever you want (this will be your working directory)
# - change directory to there (cd /some/path/work)
# - if you downloaded it, move extracted 'slib' directory to your working directory
# - run 'rvspec' inside your working directory (/home/user/work# rvspec)
Running RaveSpan for the first time:
- Remeber to run the code within a working directory. You can use the sample 'work' directory provided. You can copy or move it anywhere you want and start 'rvspec' there.
- 'preferences' file does not exist at the beginning, which means default settings are used. If you are bothered by the warning, just click 'save' in the Preferences window.
- 'slib' directory contains optional spectrum template library, but is not necessary to run and use the program. Download 'slib_coelho05.tgz' and extract it to the working directory if you want to use it. Then remember to cite the corresponding paper.
- RaveSpan does not read FITS files. Instead you have to convert your spectra to a simple binary data file. A python template script is provided, which have to be modified according to the header keywords of your FITS files (usually different for different instruments).