A Graphical User Interface (GUI; pronounced "gooey") is an alternative to command-line tool use. The purpose of a GUI is to give users an intuitive, visual interface for interacting with the data. CIAO contains a number of GUIs:
|ChIPS||New in CIAO 4.4, the ChIPS GUI allows users to adjust the layout of their plots and make edits to many of the plot properties in ChIPS and Sherpa; see "ahelp chipsgui" for details. The GUI is available to any process that creates a ChIPS plot, such as Sherpa and Prism.|
|peg||peg is a graphical parameter editor. It allows you to set parameters for tools and run them without having to use command-line tools like pset and plist.|
|prism||Provides the user with the ability to view (both numerically and graphically) the contents of data files.|
|taskmonitor||GUI to run a task as a background process and display the output.|
The ds9 GUI is also packaged with CIAO.