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Astronomical Image Processing System
31DEC13 Version

[AIPS]

The 31DEC13 version of AIPS is no available for installation. In 2014, it was changed, but only for fixes of egregious errors ("patches"). In 2015, you may still run MNJs on 31DEC13 if you insist. You need only run one after September 30, 2014 to have all updates to the code. Text files such as CookBook chapters, AIPSLetters, and VLA antenna position corrections are added to version-independent areas and new ones will therfore be copied whenever a MNJ is run. In 2015, 31DEC13 will NOT be patched even to correct egregious problems.

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You WILL want a Midnight Job!

If your site has a need for the current version of AIPS with updates via the Internet and the so-called midnight job, Read this information. It has additional information and instructions. Or Eric Greisen for further information.

Since releases of AIPS are planned to be only on an annual basis, the midnight job (now with easier setup and NO ssh) will be the only way for AIPS users outside of NRAO to avail themselves in a timely fashion of whatever enhancements, changes, or new functionality we add to Classic AIPS.

The MNJ is the only way in which you can fetch changes to your version of AIPS, other than a full re-installation. It works for both binary and text installations and is sometimes useful even for the "frozen" version of AIPS, since the most recent frozen version will be patched to correct egregious errors.


WHATSNEW in 31DEC13 AIPS

The final report on 31DEC13 is available as 31DEC13 AIPSLetter dated 31 December 2013 (PS, 913097 bytes). It is also available gzipped, (396159 bytes) and PDF, (196866 bytes). The 6-month progress report on 31DEC13 is available as 31DEC13 AIPSLetter dated 30 June 2013 (PS, 3301312 bytes). It is also available gzipped (453027 bytes) and PDF, (255543 bytes).

The final report on 31DEC12 is available as 31DEC12 AIPSLetter dated 30 December 2012 (PS, 919456 bytes). It is also available gzipped, (399961 bytes) and PDF, (210575 bytes). The 6-month progress report on 31DEC12 is available as 31DEC12 AIPSLetter dated 30 June 2012 (PS, 892100 bytes). It is also available gzipped, (389974 bytes) and PDF, (200356 bytes).

The final progress report on 31DEC11 AIPSLetter dated 30 December 2011 (PS, 904942 bytes) has information on changes before about that date. It is also available gzipped, (390623 bytes) and pdf format, (203303 bytes). The 6-month progress report on 31DEC11 is available as 31DEC11 AIPSLetter dated 30 June 2011 (PS, 828686 bytes). It is also available gzipped, (372127 bytes) and PDF, (170344 bytes).

The final progress report on 31DEC10 AIPSLetter dated 30 December 2010 (PS, 906864 bytes) has information on changes before about that date. It is also available gzipped, (395209 bytes) and pdf format, (203555 bytes). The 6-month progress report on 31DEC10 AIPSLetter dated 30 June 2010 (PS, 1455110 bytes) has information on changes before about that date. It is also available gzipped, (462988 bytes) and pdf format, (342865 bytes).


Distribution Statistics

Tools to monitor shipments of the tar balls and the binary releases as well as accesses of the cvs code maintenance system have been created and run since Spring 2003. We estimate "sites" by counting unique IP addresses. In each of the totals, an individual IP address is counted only once. In general, an IP address is used by only one user, but more than one IP address will be used by those users that use dial-up connections. Thus, these totals are a modest over-estimate. However, they are an underestimate of the number of computers used for AIPS since at many institutions a single IP address is used to provide AIPS to a number of computers. The table below shows the totals in various categories and has links to the plots of the cumulative totals. Note that the TST and NEW numbers for 2003 are for only part of the year as, of course, are all the 2010 and 2011 numbers. These are indicated by the asterisk. The totals for TST and NEW include both binary and tar-ball downloads. The binary totals include binary downloads and binary MNJ accesses.

SHIPPING SUMMARY
item 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
TST name 31DEC03 31DEC04 31DEC05 31DEC06 31DEC07 31DEC08 31DEC09 31DEC10 31DEC11 31DEC12 31DEC13
NEW name 31DEC02 31DEC03 31DEC04 31DEC05 31DEC06 31DEC07 31DEC08 31DEC09 31DEC10 31DEC11 31DEC12
plot link 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
TST 416 * 808 832 806 965 1058 1228 1228 1105 940 1014
NEW 88 * 196 246 191 277 246 307 307 270 284 307
TST binary --- --- 299 402 669 986 1082 1203 1064 1028 990
NEW binary --- --- 48 94 161 303 478 477 424 396 443
CVS 551 797 982 1050 1385 1667 1855 1914 1747 1309 1264
Unique 781 * 1276 1460 1398 1811 2107 2399 2416 2228 1698 1937

The plot for 2013 will change every Wednesday but the numbers in the table above depend on us remembering to change them and so will change less often. The numbers were updated December 17, 2013



Modified on $Date: 2014/12/02 22:34:59 $
[Eric W. Greisen]