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Groningen Image Processing System

Version : 3.8
Author(s) : Hans Terlouw (
License : GIPSY
Website :

Disk space required for installation is 120.07 Mb

After the package is installed it can be accessed using the command



A shortcut will be installed in the KDE/GNOME desktop menu system,
as an entry in the Astronomy submenu

The following printable documents will be installed :


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 user interface, it has an advanced data structure, a powerful script language and good display facilities 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 of classes:

The user interfaces. Currently two user interfaces are available; one for interactive work and one for batch processing.
The data structure.
The display utilities.
The application programs. These are the majority of programs.


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.

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