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July 1, 2008

New release of the Swift software and calibration data is available for download.

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Software :
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 The Swift software (version 2.9) has been released as part of the HEAsoft version 
6.5
 and can be downloaded from:

   http://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/software/lheasoft/download.html 

 The changes in the Swift software and related packages are listed in the 
 HEAsoft Release Notes 6.5 at:

   http://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/software/lheasoft/release_notes.html 

 Both source and binary distributions are available for all supported platforms. 
 These are listed at:

   http://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/lheasoft/supported_platforms.html 

 For detailed installation information, see the install document, available online 
 (or in each distribution) at:

   http://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/lheasoft/install.html 

 Please report any Swift software problem via:

   http://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/Feedback 

 and select Swift under "Choose a mailing list"
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Calibration:
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The latest calibration version for all instruments are :
BAT (20080306), XRT (20080509), UVOT(20080428) and MIS(2008617)

 The list of updates are available in the release notes at:

   http://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/heasarc/caldb/swift/ 

The Swift CALDB can be downloaded via the Web at or via anonymous ftp 
to be installed on the user's machine or local network, or can be accessed 
remotely.

*** DOWNLOAD CALDB on the LOCAL MACHINE

There is one tar file for each instrument (BAT, XRT and UVOT) and one for 
miscellaneous 
common Swift calibration files (MIS). The contents of the latter (MIS) have been 
already 
included in the CALDB tar files for each instrument, therefore is not necessary to 
download the MIS tar file separately.

The CALDB tar files are available from the CALDB Swift Web page at :

   http://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/heasarc/caldb/swift/ 

or via anonymous ftp at:

   ftp://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/caldb/data/swift/bat/goodfiles_swift_bat.tar.Z
   ftp://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/caldb/data/swift/xrt/goodfiles_swift_xrt.tar.Z
   ftp://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/caldb/data/swift/uvota/goodfiles_swift_uvota.tar.Z 

The CALDB installation procedure is available at:

   http://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/heasarc/caldb/caldb_install.html 

*** REMOTE CALDB ACCESS

It is also possible to access the CALDB remotely without the need to download and 
install
 locally this database. The instructions to set up the remote CALDB access are 
available from:

   http://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/heasarc/caldb/caldb_remote_access.html 

*** HELP

Please report any problems with the installation procedure to:

   http://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/Feedback 

and select CALDB under "Choose a mailing list"