Welcome to the COMB Page
What is COMB?
Comb is the spectral
line reduction package for single-dish radioastronomy developed
by the radio astronomy group at AT&T Bell Laboratories.
Using comb, one can reduce and display
make contour maps
of data, and a host of other cool operations. Comb is
flexible, easy-to-use, has been ported to many architectures,
and installed at over 20 astronomical institutions.
Contents of this document:
Oct 17, 2000
- New version 2000.2. Commands gt
and sq have been upgraded.
Aug 28, 2000
- Minor patch to
to force gtar to extract the files as the current process owner.
May 15, 2000
- Comb How To guide (above) back on-line. Thanks, Tom!
May 11, 2000
- Minor modification to install script ensure environment is robust.
February 24, 2000
- Minor patch to Comb 2000.0 fixing bug where you could not set the
FITS "OBJECT", "TELESCOP", or "BUNIT" keywords when making a map
or writing out a FITS file. New version is now 2000.1.
January 04, 2000
Comb comes as a self-extracting tar/csh script. This replaces
the previous separate tar distribution.
Get the file
InstallComb2000.2 (anonymous ftp). Make it executable, then run it. The script will extract
the source code from itself, compile, and install. You'll be asked a few questions
along the way and a status report will be generated at the end indicating
success or failure. If you have previously installed comb, the script
will detect your old installation and save it before installing the
If you have any further questions, comments, bug reports or have
trouble with any links from this page, please drop us a line.
Send email to Marc Pound or Bob Wilson.
If you download the comb tar file, please
register as a comb site. This will guarantee
you get updates to the source code and announcements.
- Release version of Comb 2000.0 is now available. It is of course Y2K
compliant. There are several new features
and a new painless install method. The new install
has been tested under the following operating systems:
- Solaris 2.6-2.7, Solaris 8
- Linux RedHat 5.2-8.1beta
- Linux Slackware 3.4-3.5
- Linux Mandrake 6.1-8.0
- HP-UX B10.20A
The maintainers and distributors of comb are
Robert W. Wilson and
Marc W. Pound.
The current distributed version is 2000.2.
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