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McIDAS-XRD

McIDAS-XRD is a package containing research and development software that is not part of the core supported McIDAS-X package. The -XRD software is provided on an "as is" basis, meaning it is not MUG-supported. SSEC McIDAS User Services packages and distributes the -XRD software, but does little or no testing of the commands and does not provide any documentation. See the General Information section below for details.

McIDAS-XRD Software and Instructions

McIDAS-XRD version 2017.2 was distributed September 2017 and is included in the McIDAS-X 2017.2 installation files. Use the information in the bullets below to determine if you have already installed McIDAS-XRD 2017.2, and if not, how to do it.

  • If you used the "all" packages option when installing McIDAS-X 2017.2, you have McIDAS-XRD 2017.2 installed and can start using the -XRD commands.
  • If you used the "x" packages option when installing McIDAS-X 2017.2, go to the Building and Installing McIDAS-X 2017.2 instructions Unix or Win7), and follow the installation instructions using the "xrd" packages option to install -XRD.
  • If you haven't installed McIDAS-X 2017.2, you can obtain the McIDAS-XRD files through the McIDAS-X 2017.2 Software and Instructions web page using your site's login and password (Unix or Win7). If you do not know the login and password, ask your site coordinator. To build -XRD, go to the Building and Installing McIDAS-X 2017.2 instructions (Unix or Win7), and follow the installation instructions using the "all" packages option to install -X and -XRD.

Once the installation steps are completed, you should be able to run any of the commands included in the McIDAS-XRD 2017.2 package which contains 123 commands, 43 servers and 129 data files.

Previous version

  • McIDAS-X 2017.1: Unix or Win7 (which include McIDAS-XRD 2017.1) Software and Installation Instructions

 

Python Package

The Unix version of McIDAS-XRD version 2017.1 and later contains a Python package that can be used to run McIDAS-X commands in a Python environment on Linux and OS X workstations. To use the package the user must install it in his/her own account (not the mcidas account) by completing the instructions in the tutorial below.

 

General Information about McIDAS-XRD

McIDAS-XRD is a software package available to all McIDAS-X sites, requiring no additional MUG fees. A login name and password is required to download the software. Once you've entered your valid login name and password, you can obtain it and any other McIDAS software your site is licensed to receive (e.g., McIDAS-X and McIDAS-XCD).

McIDAS-XRD is a package containing research and development software that is not part of the core supported McIDAS-X package. McIDAS-XRD can only be used in combination with McIDAS-X, and must be installed after McIDAS-X has been built and installed.

The -XRD software is provided on an "as is" basis, meaning it is not MUG-supported. The software in these packages is submitted by programmers at various MUG sites. The software is added to the package if it may be useful to other sites and it meets some basic code standards.

SSEC McIDAS User Services packages and distributes the -XRD software, but does little or no testing of the commands and does not provide any documentation. Each command's on-line help is all that's available for documentation. McIDAS User Services will forward all bug reports to the programmer that submitted the software. However, there is no guarantee that bugs will be fixed, as it's up to the programmer to decide whether or not to fix them.

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