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Paper: Redux: A Common Interface for SOFIA Data Reduction Pipelines
Volume: 495, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XXIV (ADASS XXIV)
Page: 355
Authors: Clarke, M.; Vacca, W. D.; Shuping, R. Y.
Abstract: We have developed a common user interface for running the data reduction software for multiple instruments for the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA). This interface, called Redux, provides a GUI for processing the data from three instruments (EXES, FORCAST, and FLITECAM) in their various modes (imaging and spectroscopy), and is currently being adapted to run a fourth (HAWC+). Redux can also be run without the GUI, in order to automatically process data in a non-interactive pipeline mode. By separating the interface from the pipeline reduction algorithms, Redux provides a standardized means of controlling the pipelines. This shields the user from the diversity of the individual software packages and formats and simplifies code maintenance and re-use. Redux is now an important element in the SOFIA Data Processing System, an overview of which is given in Shuping et al. (2014). Here, we describe the design and development of Redux.
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