Welcome to ASAP Wiki


ASAP is the ATNF Spectral line Analysis package to reduce single dish, single-pointing spectral-line observations. This site tracks the development process and provides detailed information about building and installing ASAP. Information on how to use ASAP is also available at this site.

For a complete list of local wiki pages, see TitleIndex.


ASAP latest stable version 4.0 was released in October 2011.

Defects and enhancement requests

Bugs and enhancement requests can be submitted on this site using the menu bar at the top under the item New Ticket. Please use the Preferences link at the top right first to register you email address, so you get notified of all the changes to this ticket, Also have a look at the existing tickets first - menu item "View Tickets".

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ASAP has a user guide for general use that includes telescope-specific examples and a reference manual for people who want to write scripts to reduce and analyse their data.

More detailed help is available via the "help" function.



Astroinformatics 2009 ASAP presentation


Astroinformatics 2009 ASAP session



Added 18 June 2009 by Kate Brooks:

An ASAP-GUI interface has been developed by Cormac Purcell and is available for download. This GUI is useful for quick-look data reduction of position-switching data. It also has the capability to export the reduced data. To start the GUI type python -i Load in your data files with the Browse and Load buttons. Select the IF you wish to work on with Current IF. First average in time the data for each of the two polarisations (2 blue boxes) and then average the two polarisations (2 green boxes).

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