FIRS data reduction:

In the process of using the Facility Infrared Spectropolarimeter (FIRS) at the Dunn Solar Telescope in New Mexico, I have adapted, modified, and extended the original pipeline for FIRS data. My software is available to those interested. Below you will find a gzipped tar file with the software archive. Included with the archive is a brief manual mostly containing quickstart information at this time. A more complete description of the reduction procedure is forthcoming. The compressed file contains sample data to test the procedure on your machine and is 614 MB in size.

[FIRS REDUCTION SOFTWARE PACKAGE - V_23OCT2012]

Code related recommendations:

I am often looking for good recommendations on how to implement specific visualization and analysis methods for scientific data. Primarily I use IDL as my visualization tool, but some other packages can often be more useful to achieve certain goals. Here are notes on just a few specific issues that might be useful for others. I am open to suggestions for improving these methods.

  • Making figures in IDL (will be a link)
  • Movie making with IDL and FFMPEG, plus cross-platform media players