Setting up your account to use Miriad and the ATNF Visualisation
Software varies from system to system.
If in doubt, ask a local! We will assume you are using the
If you are using the `standard' login scripts on the ATNF machines
(Marsfield, Narrabri, Parkes), you will be prompted whether you wish to
use Miriad and the ATNF Visualisation Software when you
first log in. If you fail to do this, then you can edit the
.login.packages in your login directory, and change
+miriad. After this change, Miriad will be
set-up after your next login.
If you are not using the standard login scripts on ATNF machines,
you will need to include three lines in your
source /applic/miriad/bin/MIRRC set path = ($path $MIRBIN) source /appplic/karma/.loginOther sites should have similar arrangements - only the directory should change.
The operations performed by these lines are simple enough.
MIRRC script, in the first line, sets up environment
MIRBIN) to point to the appropriate directories.
The second line includes the Miriad executables
in your executable search path (you may choose to place it somewhere other
than the end of the search path). The third line sets up the ATNF
You may also wish to set the environment variable
MIRDEF to point
to a directory where the keyword files
generated by the
miriad front-end should be stored. For example:
% setenv MIRDEF /mydirectory/mirdefBy default these keyword files are stored in the directory
~/mirdef, if it exists when
MIRRCis invoked, or in your current working directory.
The login initialisation script,
MIRRC.sh, exists for users of the Bourne or Bash
shells. This would typically be invoked in your
MIRRC.sh does not modify the
environment variable. You will want to include