The RHESSI SSW directory contains two versions of the RHESSI software:
- Release version - more stable and consistent, and has been tested more
thoroughly, but will not contain recent features and bug fixes. The
release version is the same as the development version except the atest
directory is removed from the IDL path.
- Development version - less stable but always up-to-date. The
development version includes the atest directory in the IDL path.
By default you will get the development version of the software. To use
the release version, remove the atest directory by typing hsi_remove_atest after
starting IDL (but before running any RHESSI programs). We recommend using
the development version.
NOTE: there was a
change in the
development/release strategy on June 7. You no longer need to set the
HESSI_PATH environment variable before entering IDL to select the development or
On UNIX and Windows platforms, scripts can be
run for easy installation as well as automatic mirroring on a regular basis.
Note: The RHESSI data analysis software is experimental. It is
important that you report
any software bug you may find.
If you experience a problem during installation, you might find the solution in the
RHESSI Data Analysis Software FAQ.
Install IDL Version 5.4 or higher (preferably version
6.1, or 6.2).
(If the SSW tree is NFS-mounted, skip this step).
Install the SSW tree on your
machine. Follow the ssw
installation instructions. In the installation
form, be sure to select the following instruments: