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Last modified: 9 January 2009

URL: http://cxc.harvard.edu/ciao3.4/download/index.html
Hardcopy (PDF): A4 | Letter

Downloading CIAO 3.4

Latest CIAO Update: 29 January 2007 (OS X platforms only)

CIAO 3.4 is available for:

The Platform Support page has more information on the officially supported CIAO platforms.

To use CIAO you also need to have the Calibration Database (CALDB) installed on your system:

CALDB 3.3.0 or higher is required for the proper operation of CIAO 3.4. Likewise, do not update to CALDB 3.5.0 unless you are using CIAO 3.4.

Some tool changes and calibration released in CIAO 3.4 and CALDB 3.3.0 affect analyses in progress, i.e. certain processing steps should be run again for greater accuracy.

Browser Issues

There are known problems with the CIAO download pages in Internet Explorer on the Mac OS X platform. We recommend that you choose an alternate browser - such as Safari (distributed with Mac OS X) or Mozilla Firefox - to avoid download problems.

What You Need to Download

Required files

To install CIAO 3.4 you need the following packages - available from the platform-specific download pages, on the European Mirror Site, or on CD via the Helpdesk - for your machine:

The Installing CIAO 3.4 thread explains in detail how to install each of these software components.

Optional files

There are two optional packages - the source code and the OTS (Off The Shelf) collection of external programs/libraries used by CIAO - that can be installed. These are only needed if you wish to re-compile CIAO yourself.

Users doing spectral analysis (e.g. line indentification) may also be interested in installing the Atomic Database (ATOMDB). The ATOMDB Download page has information on this package.

Hardcopy (PDF): A4 | Letter
Last modified: 9 January 2009

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