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Science and Software Tools

by Dong-Chan Kim last modified Apr 25, 2011 by Pat Murphy

Science and Software Tools

The following software tools are being developed to facilitate the preparation and submission of proposals, the scheduling of observations, and the reduction and analysis of data:

The ALMA Sensitivity Calculator is the tool for estimating integration time.
The Observing Tool (OT) is the proposal (Phase I) and observation (Phase II) preparation tool.
Common Astronomy Software Applications (CASA) is the offline data reduction and analysis tool. The training manuals for CASA are available at this link.
Simdata is a simulator task built into the CASA data reductions package. CASA includes files of the ALMA array configurations so that investigators can simulate ALMA observations. To access this capability, download and install the current CASA Release.
Splatalogue is a database containing frequencies of atomic and molecular transitions which emit in the radio through submillimeter wavelength range.