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This is the Frequently Asked Questions list for the IRAF (Image Reduction and Analysis Facility) project. Within this file, you will find an index of questions organized by topic followed by the answers. This list has been compiled by members of the NOAO IRAF group and is believed to be accurate as of 05/02/00. For further information about anything listed here or additional IRAF questions not mentioned in this FAQ, please see http://iraf.net.

05/02/00


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Table of Contents:

General
General information about IRAF, what it is, where to get help, etc.
Support Services
What user/site support services are available for IRAF? etc.
Documentation
What documentation is available for the system? etc.
Layered Packages
What layered packages are available? How do I get them? etc.
Data Formats
What data formats are supported? Can I convert them? etc.
Window Systems
FAQ about IRAF in a window system, X support, image display etc.
Image Display
How do I display an image? What sized images can be displayed? etc.
Graphics
FAQ about interfacing hardcopy output devices, SGI translators, and
terminal emulators.
System Installations
FAQ about installing and maintaining the system, common errors, etc.
Network Installations
FAQ about installing IRAF on a network with other machines.
Hardware
FAQ about hardware requirements, 24-bit displays, magtape, etc.
Programming
FAQ about programming language support, compilers, etc.
Applications
Common questions about specific tasks and packages.
X11IRAF Issues
Questions/problems specific to XGterm/XImtool.
IRAF V2.11 Issues
Questions/problems specific to V2.11 and XGterm/XImtool.
PC-IRAF Issues
Questions/problems specific to V2.11 and XGterm/XImtool.

Section 1: GENERAL

Section 2: SUPPORT SERVICES

Section 3: DOCUMENTATION

Section 4: LAYERED PACKAGES

Section 5: DATA FORMATS

Section 6: WINDOW SYSTEMS

Section 7: IMAGE DISPLAY

Section 8: GRAPHICS

Section 9: SYSTEM INSTALLATIONS

Section 10: NETWORK INSTALLATIONS

Section 11: HARDWARE

Section 12: PROGRAMMING

Section 13: APPLICATIONS

Section 14: XGterm/XImtool ISSUES

Section 15: PC-IRAF