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There are several manuals available to assist you with programming
in IRAF; the one you will need will depend on the type of
programming you expect to do. They are all available in the iraf/docs
directory on the node iraf.noao.edu
(126.96.36.199) by anonymous FTP.
The documents are compressed so be sure to declare binary before the transfer.
1) scripts - An Introductory User's Guide to IRAF Scripts, revised by Rob
Seaman, September 1989, 49 pages
A slide overview
is also available.
2) IMFORT - A User's Guide to Fortran Programming in IRAF: The IMFORT
Interface, Doug Tody, September 1986, 29 pages [manual pages not included]
Specifying Pixel Directories with IMFORT, Doug Tody, June 1989, 1 page [short
memo describing a modification to IMFORT] (imfortmem.ps.Z)
3) SPP - An Introductory User's Guide to IRAF SPP Programming, Rob Seaman,
October 1992, 76 pages (sppguide.ps.Z).
The package of
examples from the text is also available as is this
SPP Reference Manual, Zolt Levay, October 1992 - see the archives at
ftp.stsci.edu in the software/stsdas/v1.3/doc/programmer/spp directory.
4) There are many more older documents that may be referenced by the above
that are also available. These are all listed in the TOC_vol3a.txt
and TOC_vol3b.txt files in iraf/docs.
Last upated: 27April1995