See also our Miriad Wiki Notes on more recent descriptions. What you see below is probably too old.
We are current in version 4.0.4 (see the file $MIR/VERSION)
step1: grab the tar file. There are a few one liners, depending on which program you have installed on your machine: curl ftp://ftp.astro.umd.edu/progs/bima/miriad.tar.gz | tar zxf - wget -O - ftp://ftp.astro.umd.edu/progs/bima/miriad.tar.gz | tar zxf - but if none of these progams exist on your machine, use ftp, ncftpget or a web browser or anything. step2: (optional) Since this process will have created a directory miriad_cvs, you may want to rename or relocate the directory to something/somewhere more appropriate. E.g. if you want different versions of miriad optimized for two observatory styles, you could have a separate CARMA and SMA style. However, since the names of the programs will in the end be all the same, you cannot have two version of miriad active in the same shell. Also optionally, but highly recommanded, it to now "cvs update" your source tree, just in case the tar file on the web was a bit old. So, to do this, do: cd miriad_cvs (or whatever your renamed it) cvs update If it complains about not having a login, or a missing .cvspass file, do this cvs login and hit ENTER for a blank password for the anonymous user you are now. step3: install the software. No need to change directories. Be aware of the modest number of keywords that be given (check the script for details) miriad_cvs/install/install.miriad telescope=carma NOTE: it is possible to have "multiple" versions of miriad running, albeit never in the same shell. E.g. you could have a V3 and V4, or a V4-carma and V4-sma all in parallel. The trick is to create them in well named directories (e.g. see optional step2 above) and then make sure you have the right aliases, e.g. alias miriad-sma 'source ~/miriad/sma/miriad_start.csh' alias miriad-carma 'source ~/miriad/carma/miriad_start.csh' alias miriad-wsrt 'source ~/miriad/wsrt/miriad_start.csh' At UMD we generally use the "astromake" system to "astroload" different versions of the same package, but of course never two in the same shell.Although tar files may give you a level of comfort, it is highly recommended to use CVS to update your code regularly, or directly use cvs to create and update your source code. See CVS install notes
setenv CVSROOT :pserver:firstname.lastname@example.org:/home/cvsroot cvs login (hit ENTER to enter an empty password) cvs -Q co miriad cd miriad (cd borrow; cvs -Q co wip; cvs -Q co rad) cd install install.miriadThe install.miriad command has a few optional parameters. Here's some common ones:
telescope=carma [sma, wsrt, vla, fasr, gmrt, lofar, bima, atnf, ata] intel=0 [1: use intel compiler (ifort/icc)] g95=0 [1: use g95 instead of g77] gfortran=0 [1: use gfortran instead of g77; needed for gcc4] debug=0 [1: compile miriad in debug mode] shared=1 [0: try to ignore making shared library for miriad] generic=0 [1: use the configure generated compile.$MIRHOST file to compile]
source ..../miriad/miriad_start.csh <-- the C-shell flavors source ..../miriad/miriad_start.sh <-- the Bourne-shell flavorswhere you will have to substitute some path for ..... These startup scripts are created in the root directory of where miriad was installed.
Your shell is now ready to use miriad commands.
mirupdateBut in most cases just a subroutine or program was updated and you can get away with much less work. You can issue a general CVS update, which you have to do as "mirboss":
mirboss (make yourself the MIRIAD boss, assuming you have permission) (cd $MIR ; cvs update) (update the $MIR tree in a sub-shell) mir.subs fitsio mapper (or any file from the $MIRSUBS directory) mir.prog itemize uvgen (or any file from the $MIRPROG/*/ directories)If shared libraries are used, you don't have to rebuild binaries when just a subroutine was updated. This is the cases for linux. At the current version we don't use shared libraries for MacOSX, so a modified subroutine is best accompanied by rebuilding all programs: