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Supported Programs

Some programs are compiled from the same source code as the actual observing programs, with some of their subroutines are simply emulated or stubbed, but others have been rewritten in C with an enhanced user interface plus different checking mode. Other programs don't do anything or are even absent. Those latter cases need to be brought to our attention and will be added in one of the above modes on a per-case basis.

The following programs are compiled from the original observing code:

checksource
uses a NEMO wrapper for more syntax checking, but with ``setenv HATCHKSRC 0'' this can be disabled.  
naif
  Since version 3.0 (october 1997) checker will come with the NAIF client/server version of the JPL ephemeris. It also uses the new JPL spice library.

catalog
 

alter
 

comdump
 

createcom
 

raw
 

value
 

The following programs are rewritten versions of the original observing code, and have a stricter user interface. They do most of the work in observing scripts, and this different user interface was designed with that in mind:

bmap
 
cross
 
diamond
 
etc
 
int
 
loadcom
 
lstsymbol
 
mint
 
mxpnt
 
setfreq
 
setcorr
 
setwalsh
 
tuner
 
xpnt
 

The following programs are checker-only programs, they do not exist during regular observing:

checker
  Loads checker into your environment (normally an alias setup for you)
exit
  Unload checker from your environment

donaif
  A utility wrapper-script to aid in managing the naif server in a multi-user environment. Normally users do not need to use this.

summary
  A script that builds a shorter summary of your checker observing log, and attempts to find important warning messages.

epoch
  Sets the observing date (yymmmdd[.ddd] or yymmmdd:][hh[:mm[:ss.s]]). Normally set to the current date. Caveat: epoch does not change during the observation, only the lst changes.

catlog
  Script to show sources in catalog(s). Useful for utilities like grep and sort.


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Peter Teuben
9/29/2000