Astro::PAL -- interface to Starlink PAL C library ========== This module provides an interface layer to the Starlink PAL positional astronomy library. An example program, stime, is provided. This simply reports the current time (modified Julian day and local sidereal time for the JCMT). Requirements: ------------- A C compiler is required but the SOFA and PAL source code are included with the distribution and will be built automatically. Installation: ------------- % perl Build.PL % ./Build % ./Build test % ./Build install The tests only test part of the build. Some functions remain untested. See Astro::Coords for a general object-oriented wrapper around Astro::PAL. Documentation: -------------- The module provides documentation on how to use the perl interface to PAL. It does not contain information on how to use PAL itself. The basic PAL documentation can be found at http://www.starlink.ac.uk/star/docs/sun267.htx/sun267.html For more information the SLA documentation provides much more detail: http://www.starlink.ac.uk/star/docs/sun67.htx/sun67.html A description paper for PAL was published in the ADASS XXII conference proceedings: http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2013ASPC..475..307J Please consider citing this if you use PAL or this module in your research. Copyright --------- Copyright (C) 2014 Tim Jenness Copyright (C) 2012 Tim Jenness and the Science and Technology Facilities Council. All rights reserved. This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details. You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place,Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307, USA The array handling code was written by Karl Glazebrook.