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 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.
See the McIDAS-XRD Instructions & Software for installation instructions and a list of all of the commands, servers, and data files contained in McIDAS-XRD. Once the installation steps are completed, you should be able to use any of the software in the McIDAS-XRD package.