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There is of course an official Miriad web page though we also maintain more timely notes in this Wiki tree:


Latest news

We are preparing for the new 4.3.x (school12) release of MIRIAD. A beta version is available in binary form for some Linux/Mac versions: [1]. Notable changes are:

  • new WCSLIB from the ATNF group (4.13.4)
  • better memory management on Mac 64-bit (notable if you have > 4GB)
  • handling the new bfmask UV variable that CARMA now produces
  • polarization calibration routines
  • incoorporated the just released ds9 V7.0 with 3D capabilities
  • enhanced MIS pipeline with many example scripts
  • many many bugfixes and enhancements, some updates to manuals

Obtaining and Installing Miriad

Special Projects

Several projects related to MIRIAD are underway that experts ought to know about. Here we list them, not all have been documented in much detail yet.

  • PACS: some MIRIAD upgrade notes around PACS. Here is a drPACS teaser. But the N1333 project uses a clone of drPACS Scripts called MIS.
  • python based scripts (e.g. hemosi)
  • ruby based scripts - ATA
  • hkmiriad: writing your program in C

Mailing lists

User Tips

For some programs just the program documentation is not sufficient, here we assemble some tips and shortcuts

  • mirds9 : viewing images with ds9
  • velplotc : making position-velocity slices
  • tvflag : flagging visibility data (the 8bit display problem)
  • performance : tips to improve MIRIAD performance

Developer Miscellany

Various MIRIAD links

Personal tools