Vinay Kashyap and I have gradually been developing over the last few
years IDL software for our analyses of UV/EUV/X-ray observations
(mostly of stellar coronae). This grew into the "Package for
INTeractive Analysis of Line Emission" (PINTofALE), which we have just
released. The notice and web page address for more information
and downloading is appended below. If you would like to be put on the
mailing list for updates and further information, just let us know.
RELEASE of The Package for INTeractive Analysis of Line Emission
[PINTofALE] Version 1.0
Version 1.0 of the IDL-based software PINTofALE is ready for release.
This software was put together to aid the analysis of UV, EUV and X-ray
observations of hot plasma sources, with emphasis on spectroscopy.
However, many of the procedures and functions in PINTofALE can be
useful for other areas and fields of data analysis.
It has taken us rather longer than the "few days" we had initially
expected to get everything into shape, a situation exacerbated by
travel and other work commitments over the last two months. We have
used the time partly to write documentation and now have a PINTofALE
Users' Book (The PUB [groan]) providing some description of the
software, individual routines and some examples. These now include an
example of how to simulate a Chandra spectrum using available ARF's and
RMF's. Everything can be downloaded from
where you can also see a more detailed description of the package
and the list of routines in this release.
As usual, please feel free to pass this message on. If you
received it indirectly and would like to add your name to
the distribution list, or if you no longer wish to receive
messages connected with PINTofALE, just e-mail
and we will add or remove your name from the list.
Vinay Kashyap & Jeremy Drake
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