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Accessing FRAME libraries

The LIGO and VIRGO detector projects have recently decided to standardize the format which their data will be recorded in (see Section [*]). The standard is called the FRAME format, and is still under development. It appears quite possible that a number of other gravitational-wave detector groups will also adopt this same format. The GRASP package contains, for every example program, both FRAME format and old format versions. It also contains an translation program which converts data from the ``old 1994" format into the new FRAME format.

Unless you are in one of the small number of groups with access to the old-format data, you will need to obtain the FRAME libraries. These are available from the VIRGO project; they may be downloaded from the site http://wwwlapp.in2p3.fr/virgo/FrameL/. http://wwwlapp.in2p3.fr/virgo/FrameL/ Contact Benoit Mours
[4]mours@lapp.in2p3.fr for further information. In the SiteSpecific file, if you need the FRAME libraries, set a pointer to the directory containing them. NOTE: If you don't need the FRAME libraries, just set:
BUILD_FRAME = false
in SiteSpecific. All the other FRAME-specific defines are then ignored.

The GRASP interface to the FRAME library should work properly with every version of the FRAME library from 2.30 onwards. The GRASP interface to the FRAME library looks to see which version of the FRAME library you are using, and then generates the appropriate code. The FRAME library is designed to be backwards-compatible. For example, version 3.42 of the FRAME library can read files written with version 2.37 of the FRAME library. GRASP has been tested with versions of the FRAME $\le 3.72$.


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Bruce Allen 2000-11-19