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A Graphical User Interface (GUI; pronounced "gooey") is an alternative to command-line tool use. The purpose of a GUI is to give users an intuitive, visual interface for interacting with the data. CIAO contains a number of GUIs:

GUI Description
ChIPS The ChIPS GUI allows users to adjust the layout of their plots and make edits to many of the plot properties in ChIPS and Sherpa; see "ahelp chipsgui" for details. The GUI is available to any process that creates a ChIPS plot, such as Sherpa and Prism.
peg peg is a graphical parameter editor. It allows you to set parameters for tools and run them without having to use command-line tools like pset and plist.
prism Provides the user with the ability to view (both numerically and graphically) the contents of data files.
taskmonitor GUI to run a task as a background process and display the output.

The ds9 GUI is also packaged with CIAO.

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