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There is a lot of IRAF documentation available in the form of technical specifications for an interface or package, cookbooks for specific procedures, programming documents, or overviews of packages or procedures. Most of these documents are available by anonymous FTP to the node ( - look at the README file in the iraf/docs directory for a list of the documents available to you in this directory.

Some documents are also available in the iraf$doc directory as part of your IRAF distribution.

If you cannot find documentation on a certain topic that you feel should be documented, please send mail to - there are a few documents, like the beginner's guide in pub (, that may be available in another directory or simply not online yet.

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Last upated: 27April1995