What is GIPSY
GIPSY is an acronym of Groningen Image Processing
SYstem. It is a
highly interactive software system for the reduction and
display of astronomical data.
It supports multi-tasking using a versatile
it has an
advanced data structure, a powerful
script language and good
based on the X Window system.
It was designed originally for the
reduction of interferometric data from the Westerbork Synthesis Radio
Telescope, but in its
history of more than 20 years
it has grown to a system capable
of handling data from many different instruments (e.g. TAURUS, IRAS etc.).
GIPSY consists of a number of components which can be divided into a number
J. M. van der Hulst, J. P. Terlouw, K. Begeman, W. Zwitser and P. R. Roelfsema,
``The Groningen Image
Processing System, GIPSY'',
in: Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems I, (eds. D. M. Worall,
C. Biemesderfer and J. Barnes), ASP Conf. series no. 25, p. 131, 1992.