Scisoft is a project within the
European Southern Observatory (ESO) to provide
a uniform collection of astronomical software utilities for
ESO sites and the astronomical community in general.
The latest versions, Scisoft 7.7 (March 2012) is only available
for Fedora 11 Linux.
Scisoft 7.2, (October 2008), 7.1 (April, 2008),
and 7.0 (June 2007) are only available for Fedora Core 6 Linux,
although unofficially, it may be compatible with other linux
distributions as well.
The previous version, Scisoft v6.1 September 2006, was for Fedora Core 3,
Scisoft v5 was available for RedHat9 and earlier versions are
also available for
Solaris 8, Linux Redhat 6.2 and HP-UX 11. Earlier versions however are not
recommended. See the ESO Scisoft web
site for more information on current and previous versions.
MAST currently provides ftp access for
Scisoft 7.7 ,
Scisoft 7.2 ,
Scisoft 7.1 , and
Scisoft 7.0 .
Connect via anonymous ftp to archive.stsci.edu and cd to pub/scisoft,
or access files from the browser.
Installation information, release notes, and a list of contents
are also included in these directories.
In addition to the Linux versions,
Mac OSX has been prepared and made available to the public
by Nor Pirzkal and Francesco Pierfederici. See their web site for more information.