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PASSCAL PASSOFT Software

PASSCAL provides open-source software for downloading seismic data from data recorders, for quality assessment, and for conversion to other data formats for analysis and archiving at the IRIS Data Management Center.

The preferred method of bug reporting is to use the issue feature found at https://git.passcal.nmt.edu/passoft. Navigate to the project for the application you are having an issue with and use the issue link to report an issue. A template will be provided on the issue page.

Installation Instructions

The first step to getting PASSOFT installed on your system is to download the correct installer script for Mac OSX or Linux from the links below. 

To install on mac, copy the install zip file to a suitable folder, unzip the file, cd into new folder Passoft_mac, and then run $ bash install.sh
To install on linux, copy the install zip file to a suitable folder, unzip the file, cd into new folder Passoft_linux, and then run $ bash install.sh 

These scripts use gcc, git, and make to download, compile, and configure PASSOFT. You need internet access to install the software. Installation instructions for git are available here.

Note that both PQL and Nexus are provided in the PASSOFT installer script. A Nexus stand alone installer is also available below, if you only need Nexus.

The PASSOFT install script does not include wine or Willard.

If you have questions about or problems with installation, or need to use Willard, please send a message to passcal [at] passcal [dot] nmt [dot] edu.

Downloads

PASSCAL's PASSOFT Software Suite (Scripts include source download)
MacOS X https://cloud.passcal.nmt.edu/index.php/s/bt2eLisRS97bRD5/download
Linux https://cloud.passcal.nmt.edu/index.php/s/qddNXCRNkrKS8Bs/download

PH5

PH5 is the PASSCAL archival format recommended for controlled-source and mixed-source data sets. PASSCAL has transitioned to PH5, PASSCAL's implementation of the hierarchical data format, version 5 (HDF5) data model, as the preferred archival format. The strengths of HDF5 make it an attractive model for an active source archival data format.

PH5 is a unified archiving format designed to make archival and retrieval of data as simple as possible. PH5's architecture also allows for quick editing of experiment metadata. This is because metadata is separated from the rest of the data allowing the metadata data to be updated and edited without having to reprocess and transmit the entire dataset of an experiment.

Download and installation instructions are available from the PH5 Wiki Page.

Nexus

Nexus is a simple tool for creating SEED meta-data.

Nexus is a software tool with a graphical interface that allows users to quickly and easily create and modify SEED meta-data. It outputs StationXML, the recently adopted replacement format for Dataless SEED. Nexus greatly simplifies preparing data for archival at the DMC. 

Here are installation instructions for downloading Nexus (standalone version).

Nexus is a simple tool for creating SEED meta-data.

You will need Anaconda/Miniconda to install Nexus. If you do not have a version of Conda installed, go here, and install the correct version for your platform (Python 3.7 is suitable, 2.7 will work also).

Mac OSX:

Install Conda if you haven't already.
Navigate to this page and download the install file.
Uncompress the install file. Open a bash shell, and navigate to the new folder (Nexus_osx).
From the command line, execute 'bash installer.sh'.
After installing, execute the command 'source ~/.bash_profile', or reopen a command line window.
Start exploring Nexus by typing nexus from the command line.

Linux:

Install Conda if you haven't already.
Navigate to this page and download the install file.
Uncompress the install file. Open a bash shell, and navigate to the new folder (Nexus_linux64).
From the command line, execute 'bash installer.sh'.
After installing, execute the command 'source ~/.bashrc', or reopen a command line window.
Start exploring Nexus by typing nexus from the command line.

Updated documentation for archiving data with Nexus can be found here.

Antelope

IRIS no longer maintains a license agreement with Boulder Real Time Technologies (BRTT) providing Antelope realtime software to IRIS member institutions. However, BRTT now provides Antelope to all educational institutions within the United States (details).  PASSCAL has a separate license specifically for the archiving of PASSCAL experiments, and we install Antelope on all field computers.  If you need Antelope for archiving your PASSCAL project, please data_group [at] passcal [dot] nmt [dot] edu (email the Data Group).

 

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