After careful thought, the LIGO management has decided to only distribute the November 1994 data in the FRAME format, except to a small number of groups (belonging to the Data Translation Group) who are responsible for ensuring that the translated data set contains the same information as the original! The initial distributions of GRASP will include both old-format and new-format code. However after a reasonable period of time, the old-format data and code will be removed from the package. So please be aware that the old-format material will be reaching the end of its useful lifetime fairly soon; we do not recommend investing much effort in these.
If you want to develop or work on data analysis algorithms, you will want to have access to this data archive. Because many people contributed to taking this data, and because the LIGO project wants to maintain control of its use and distribution, this data set is NOT in the public domain. However, you may request a copy for your use, or for use by your research group. Write to: Director of the LIGO Laboratory, Mail Stop 51-33, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125. The data set is available in tar format on two Exabyte 8500c format tapes.
In order to use the data in the FRAME format, you will need to have access
to 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/ The current release of GRASP is compatible with versions of the FRAME library . Contact Benoit Mours firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.