The Frame Library

A Common Data Frame Format for Interferometric Gravitational Wave Detector has been developed by VIRGO and LIGO. The Frame Library is a software dedicated to the frame manipulation including file input/output. It is a C code and a matlab interface is also provided as part of the distribution. This software is publicly available. The doc sub directory included in each version contains the software documentation and the format specification.

The following versions are available:

  • Recommended versions: v8r20  (September 25, 2013) to write frame format version 8.
  • Older versions for frame format:
  • Please read the end of the Library Changes section of the documentation to see how to update your code. Usually, a recent FrameLib could read old frame file with a lower format version.

    Once transfer, to install this software you should type:

    Then go in the mgr directory and run the compilation script (makecc) (see also the installation section in the documentation).
    A Frame Vector manipulation library (Frv) is also provided. See the documentation and load the last version: Once transfer, to install this software you should type:
    gunzip v4r18.tar.gz
    tar  xvf  v4r18.tar
    then go in the mgr directory and run the compilation script (makesh).


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    Last update May 24, 2013