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Paper: The SAOtng Programming Interface
Volume: 125, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems VI
Page: 253
Authors: Mandel, E.
Abstract: The architecture of the SAOtng image display program is centered on supporting communication with external programs and processes. Easy to use C, \fortran, and UNIX interfaces provide direct access to SAOtng information, data, and control functions. Through these interfaces, developers can utilize such advanced SAOtng features as direct FITS transfer, shared memory FITS, WCS-enabled positioning, and region of interest demarcation. In this paper, we describe the SAOtng programming interface and show, by example, how easy it is to integrate SAOtng into astronomical analysis systems.
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