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Stable Revision


The current stable version of Gemini IRAF package is v1.14. Changes relative to v1.13.1 are listed in the revision note gemini_v114_rev.txt

All users are encouraged to use AstroConda to install IRAF and the Gemini IRAF package. The version of IRAF included in AstroConda has been modified to be made compatible with the Gemini IRAF package and modern operating systems. Installing AstroConda will install Gemini IRAF v1.14.

Ureka Users: Gemini IRAF v1.14 should work fine with Ureka. Follow the manual installation instructions below. Please note that Ureka is no longer supported. We encourage you to switch to AstroConda at your earliest convenience.

Installation instructions for Gemini IRAF

  1. First install Anaconda and AstroConda following these instructions

    Following those instructions you will have everything you need, including Gemini IRAF v1.14.

  2. If this is a new installation of IRAF, for example, you have installed AstroConda for the first time, configure IRAF.
    1. % cd ~
    2. % mkdir iraf
    3. % cd iraf
    4. % mkiraf (choose xterm or xgterm for the terminal, and do re-initialize the uparm)

  3. Manual Installation. If necessary (eg. Ureka user), install the package manually. These instructions are also found in gemini_readme.txt.
    1. Download the tarball, gemini_v114.tar.gz.

    2. Unpack the file in a directory of your choice. In this example, we will use mypath/gemini
      1. % mkdir mypath/gemini
      2. % cd mypath/gemini
      3. % tar xvzf gemini_v114.tar.gz

    3. Set your IRAF configuration to pick up the new gemini package.
      1. % cd ~/iraf
      2. There should be a file named in there. Make sure the line cl < "home$" is uncommented.
      3. In that same directory, edit or create the file Append the following lines:
        • reset gemini=mypath/gemini/
        • task gemini.pkg=gemini$
        • keep
        Make sure the trailing / (slash) is included at the end of the reset path.

  4. Now launch IRAF with pyraf and the newly installed gemini package should be picked up.