QSAS: Science Analysis Software for Space Plasmas
The QSAS project has moved to Sourceforge, and these pages are for access to archived versions and documentation only.
and support are now only available on Sourceforge:
Maintained Web pages are
Currently available for Linux, Mac OSX and
Other specifications can be found within the various items supplied with QSAS.
downloads are now only available through sourceforge,
which will provide the appropriate version for your platform.
QSAS is provided free under GPL public licence, see licence file.
download is a source distribution which
builds itself using a build script (QSAS_3_2/bin/build). Edit
the script to give the location of the QSAS distribution after
download and the target directory for installing QSAS into,
along with QT, and CDF installations on your platform, then type
'./build qsas' in the bin directory of the distribution:
Mac OSX download is ready to use and need only be unpacked and placed in /Applications.
Launch QSAS on the Mac by double clicking on the QSAS icon /Applications/QSAS_3_2/QSAS.
After unzipping, a QSAS32 folder will be created.
If you place the QSAS32 directory inside C:\Program Files\QSAS,
i.e., so that you have C:\Program Files\QSAS\QSAS32, it is ready
Windows downloadis ready to use.
||With a few
|NASA Omni High Resolution files with syntax omni_hr_format.txt||omni_hr.qft||omni_hr.qfh|
|Cluster vector and scalar variable examples in tabular (.qft) syntax||CL_SP_FGM_20020328_V01.qft
|Cluster vector and scalar variable examples in Cluster Exchange (.cef )syntax||CL_SP_FGM_20020328_V01.cef
|Cluster vector and scalar variable examples in delimited (.qfd) syntax||CL_SP_FGM_20020328_V01.qfd
|Cassini data in Cluster
Exchange (.cef) syntax
|Time Interval as a non-record
varying variable (with tabular .qft extension)
|Event List (list of time
intervals) in delimited format
|Event List as XML VOTable
Plug-ins written by the
QSAS team are distributed with the QSAS tar files, and install
automatically at QSAS installation.
Many of the plugins provided by Stein Haaland are also distributed with QSAS precompiled.
Other QSAS plug-ins are also available from Stein Haaland.
The preferred wording for acknowledging use of QSAS in publications is "Data analysis was done with the QSAS science analysis system provided by the United Kingdom Cluster Science Centre (Imperial College London and Queen Mary, University of London) supported by The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)" or similar wording as appropriate.
This software was
created by the CSC Team at IC. The team members have included,
in alphabetical order, Tony Allen, Stuart Bale, Janet Barnes,
Nora Bounaira, David Burgess, Gareth Chisham, Markus Fraenz,
Anthony Hare, James Meakin, Alban Rochel, Steve Schwartz and
Abdeslam Serroukh. Current team members are shown with an email
QSAS is developed as part of the Cluster Science Centre within the UK and funded by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC). The software is provided as is under the GPL public licence, though QM and IC retain the copyright. No liability is accepted for any damage resulting from the installation or use of this software, and no guarantee of its suitability is implied for any use other than the scientific visualisation and manipulation of Cluster science data. Copyright.
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