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   Toolkit Contents Description
   Introduction
      Version Information
   Directory Structure and Contents
      DATA
      DOC
      ETC
      EXE
      LIB
      SRC
         BRIEF
         CHRONOS
         CKBRIEF
         COMMNT
         COOKBOOK
         DSKBRIEF
         DSKEXP
         FRMDIFF
         INSPEKT
         MKDSK
         MKSPK
         MSOPCK
         SPACIT
         SPICELIB
         SPKDIFF
         SPKMERGE
         SUPPORT
         TOBIN
         TOXFR
         VERSION
   Using the Toolkit
      All Users
      Repeat Users
      First Time Users
   Appendix -- NAIF's File Naming Conventions




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Toolkit Contents Description







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Introduction





This document describes the structure and contents of the latest version of the SPICE toolkit for PC computers using LINUX operating system and GFORTRAN 64BIT compiler.

Most FORTRAN compilers come with a large set of compilation options that can be used when compiling source code. The compiler options we (NAIF) used when creating the various object libraries are discussed in the section "LIB" that appears later in this document.



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Version Information




   Creation Date: Fri Apr  7 15:48:38 PDT 2017
   Version      : GENERIC_TOOLKIT.............V.N0066


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Directory Structure and Contents





The top level directory, toolkit, contains the file makeall.csh. This is a C shell script that builds all of the object libraries and executables in the toolkit.

   (installation directory)
      |
      toolkit
         |
         makeall.csh
toolkit also contains several subdirectories that will be described in more detail in the following sections.

   (installation directory)
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      toolkit
         |
         data
         doc
         etc
         exe
         lib
         src
    1. DATA

    This directory contains example data for use with various programs. These files are provided only as examples and are not intended for use for any serious analysis or planning work.

    2. DOC

    This directory contains all of the documentation for this package. This includes User's Guides for the programs, Required Reading files for SPICELIB, documents describing the contents of SPICELIB such as the Permuted Index , and documents describing the contents and installation of the Toolkit.

    3. EXE

    This directory contains all of the package executables, and where applicable, scripts to run the executables.

    4. ETC

    The subdirectories of this directory contain product-specific files that are neither source, documentation, nor data. This includes configuration files, set up files, and help files.

    5. LIB

    This directory contains all of the object libraries.

    6. SRC

    The subdirectories of this directory contain all of the source for the products in this toolkit package.



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DATA




The DATA directory contains all of the NAIF Toolkit data that is pertinent for this toolkit package. This data is intended only to be used with the TOOLKIT programs, and is included only to help you get started using the Toolkit.

   (installation directory)
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      toolkit
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         data
            |
            cook_01.tc
            cook_01.tls
            cook_01.tpc
            cook_01.tsc
            cook_01.tsp
            cook_02.tc
            cook_02.tsp
            geophysical.ker


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DOC




The DOC directory contains all of the toolkit toolkit documentation that is available on-line. This includes the User's guides for the programs, Required Reading files for the library subsystems, and documents describing the installation and contents of this package.

   (installation directory)
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      toolkit
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         doc
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            dscriptn.txt
            version.txt
            spicelib.idx
            *.ug
            *.req
            *.txt
This package also includes HTML version of the documentation. It is provided in the HTML subdirectory of the DOC directory. The ``index.html'' file contains links to the individual HTML documents spread across numerous branches of this subdirectory tree.

   (installation directory)
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      toolkit
         |
         doc
            |
            html
               |
               index.html
               ...


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ETC




The ETC directory contains all files for the Toolkit products that are not source, documentation, or data such as set up files, configuration files or help files.

   (installation directory)
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      toolkit
         |
         etc


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EXE




The EXE directory contains the NAIF Toolkit executables and, where applicable, scripts to run executables.

   (installation directory)
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      toolkit
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         exe
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            brief
            chronos
            ckbrief
            commnt
            simple
            states
            subpt
            tictoc
            dskbrief
            dskexp
            frmdiff
            inspekt
            mkdsk
            mkspk
            msopck
            spacit
            spkdiff
            spkmerge
            tobin
            toxfr
            version


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LIB




The LIB directory contains the object libraries for this toolkit package.

All libraries (except SPICELIB modules moved.f and movei.f) are compiled using the following FORTRAN compiler options:

   -m64 -c
moved.f and movei.f were compiled using

   -m64 -c -O2
The libraries contained in this directory are listed below. Each library is discussed in more detail later in the section devoted to the SRC directory.

   (installation directory)
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      toolkit
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         lib
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            spicelib.a
            support.a


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SRC




The SRC directory contains one subdirectory for each product in the NAIF Toolkit. Each of these product directories contains the source code files and procedures to create the executable or object library.

   (installation directory)
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      toolkit
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         src
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            brief
            chronos
            ckbrief
            commnt
            cookbook
            dskbrief
            dskexp
            frmdiff
            inspekt
            mkdsk
            mkspk
            msopck
            spacit
            spicelib
            spkdiff
            spkmerge
            support
            tobin
            toxfr
            version


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BRIEF



BRIEF is a utility program that allows you to summarize the ephemeris coverage for one or more SPK files.

This directory contains the BRIEF main program, supporting routines, and a script to create the executable program brief.

   (installation directory)
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      toolkit
         |
         src
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            brief
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               brief.pgm
               *.f
               mkprodct.csh


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CHRONOS



CHRONOS is a utility program that allows you to easily convert from one representation of time to another.

This directory contains the CHRONOS main program, supporting routines, and a script to create the executable program CHRONOS.

   (installation directory)
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      toolkit
         |
         src
            |
            chronos
               |
               chronos.pgm
               *.f
               *.inc
               mkprodct.csh


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CKBRIEF



CKBRIEF is a utility program that allows you to summarize the attitude coverage for one or more CK files.

This directory contains the CKBRIEF main program, supporting routines, and a script to create the executable program CKBRIEF.

   (installation directory)
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      toolkit
         |
         src
            |
            ckbrief
               |
               ckbrief.pgm
               *.f
               *.inc
               mkprodct.csh


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COMMNT



COMMNT is a utility program that is used to add comments, extract comments, read comments, or delete comments in SPICE SPK, CK and EK files.

This directory contains the COMMNT main program and a script to create the executable file commnt.

   (installation directory)
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      toolkit
         |
         src
            |
            commnt
               |
               commnt.pgm
               mkprodct.csh


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COOKBOOK



The cookbook programs are sample programs that demonstrate how to use SPICELIB routines to obtain state vectors, convert between different time representations, and solve simple geometry problems.

This directory contains the COOKBOOK source files and a script to create the executable files.

   (installation directory)
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      toolkit
         |
         src
            |
            cookbook
               |
               fstspk.pgm
               simple.pgm
               states.pgm
               subpt.pgm
               tictoc.pgm
               mkprodct.csh


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DSKBRIEF



DSKBRIEF is a utility program that allows you to summarize DSK files.

This directory contains the main program, supporting routines, and a script to create the executable program dskbrief.

   (installation directory)
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      toolkit
         |
         src
            |
            dskbrief
               |
               dskbrief.pgm
               *.inc
               mkprodct.csh


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DSKEXP



DSKEXP is a utility program for exporting data from a DSK file to any of a variety of simple, easily parsed text formats.

This directory contains the main program, supporting routines, and a script to create the executable program dskexp.

   (installation directory)
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      toolkit
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         src
            |
            dskexp
               |
               dskexp.pgm
               *.f
               *.inc
               mkprodct.csh


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FRMDIFF



FRMDIFF is a program that provides a simple way of sampling orientation of a frame or comparing orientations of two frames known to SPICE and supported by data from SPICE kernels.

This directory contains the FRMDIFF main program, supporting routines, and a script to create the executable program frmdiff.

   (installation directory)
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      toolkit
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         src
            |
            frmdiff
               |
               frmdiff.pgm
               *.f
               *.inc
               mkprodct.csh


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INSPEKT



INSPEKT is a program that allows you to examine the contents of an events component of an E-kernel.

This directory contains the INSPEKT main program, supporting routines, and a script to create the executable program inspekt.

   (installation directory)
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      toolkit
         |
         src
            |
            inspekt
               |
               inspekt.pgm
               *.f
               *.inc
               mkprodct.csh


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MKDSK



MKDSK is a utility program for converting text plate model files to DSK files.

This directory contains the main program, supporting routines, and a script to create the executable program mkdsk.

   (installation directory)
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      toolkit
         |
         src
            |
            mkdsk
               |
               mkdsk.pgm
               *.f
               *.inc
               mkprodct.csh


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MKSPK



MKSPK is a program that creates SPK files from a reasonably general text file.

This directory contains the MKSPK main program, supporting routines, and a script to create the executable program mkspk.

   (installation directory)
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      toolkit
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         src
            |
            mkspk
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               mkspk.pgm
               *.f
               mkprodct.csh


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MSOPCK



MSOPCK is a command-line program that converts attitude data provided in a text file as UTC, SCLK, or ET-tagged quaternions, Euler angles, or matrices, optionally accompanied by angular velocities, into a type 1, 2, or 3 SPICE C-kernel.

This directory contains the MSOPCK main program, supporting routines, and a script to create the executable program msopck.

   (installation directory)
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      toolkit
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         src
            |
            msopck
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               msopck.pgm
               *.f
               mkprodct.csh


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SPACIT



SPACIT (space-it) is a utility program that performs three functions: it converts transfer format SPK, CK and EK files to binary format, it converts binary SPK, CK and EK files to transfer format, and it summarizes the contents of binary SPK, CK and EK files.

This directory contains the SPACIT main program, supporting routines, and a script to create the executable program spacit.

   (installation directory)
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      toolkit
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         src
            |
            spacit
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               spacit.pgm
               *.f
               mkprodct.csh


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SPICELIB



This directory contains the SPICELIB FORTRAN source files needed for creating the SPICELIB object library. The library contains approximately 1000 functions, subroutines, and entry points.

This directory also contains a script for creating SPICELIB.

   (installation directory)
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      toolkit
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         src
            |
            spicelib
               |
               *.f
               mkprodct.csh


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SPKDIFF



SPKDIFF is a program that computes differences between geometric states obtained from two SPK files and either displays these differences or shows statistics about them.

This directory contains the SPKDIFF main program, supporting routines, and a script to create the executable program spkdiff.

   (installation directory)
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      toolkit
         |
         src
            |
            spkdiff
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               spkdiff.pgm
               *.f
               *.inc
               mkprodct.csh


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SPKMERGE



SPKMERGE is a utility program that is used to subset and merge a collection of SPK files into a single SPK file.

This directory contains the SPKMERGE main program, supporting subroutines, and a script to create the executable file spkmerge.

   (installation directory)
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      toolkit
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         src
            |
            spkmerge
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               *.f
               spkmerge.pgm
               mkprodct.csh


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SUPPORT



SUPPORT is a Fortran source code library that contains routines that support the Toolkit programs. These routines are not intended to be used by anyone except NAIF. These routines are not officially supported and may undergo radical changes such as calling sequence changes. They may even be deleted. Do not use them!

This directory contains the SUPPORT library source files and a script to create the object library support.a.

   (installation directory)
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      toolkit
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         src
            |
            support
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               *.f
               mkprodct.csh


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TOBIN



TOBIN (to-bin) is a command line utility program that converts transfer format SPK, CK and EK files to binary format.

This directory contains the TOBIN main program, supporting routines, and a script to create the executable program tobin.

   (installation directory)
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      toolkit
         |
         src
            |
            tobin
               |
               tobin.pgm
               *.f
               mkprodct.csh


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TOXFR



TOXFR (to-transfer) is a command line utility program that converts binary format SPK, CK and EK files to transfer format.

This directory contains the TOXFR main program, supporting routines, and a script to create the executable program toxfr.

   (installation directory)
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      toolkit
         |
         src
            |
            toxfr
               |
               toxfr.pgm
               *.f
               mkprodct.csh


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VERSION



VERSION is a command line utility program that prints the current version number of the SPICE Toolkit.

This directory contains the VERSION main program. and a script to create the executable program version.

   (installation directory)
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      toolkit
         |
         src
            |
            version
               |
               version.pgm
               mkprodct.csh


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Using the Toolkit







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All Users




After completing your Toolkit installation it is extremely important that you carefully read the ``whats.new'' description of changes and additions if you haven't done so prior to the installation.

The Toolkit contains two styles of documentation: a plain text version and a hyper-linked HTML version. NAIF recommends you use the HTML version because of the convenience of the hyper-linking. To do that load the top level index of the HTML documentation -- ``doc/html/index.html'' -- into a web browser.



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Repeat Users




If you are not a first time user, save your own application executables in a safe place and then re-link those application programs to the newly installed library, creating new executables. NAIF suggests you carefully re-test any critical applications to be sure they are working correctly -- you may have unknowingly taken advantage of a bug in the old library that has since been fixed.

Be aware that sometimes a bug fix or a small algorithmic change in the new SPICE code could result in small changes in numeric results; this could show up in your regression test cases.



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First Time Users




NAIF provides several means to help you get started using SPICE -- tutorials, ``open book'' programming lessons, several ``cookbook programs,'' and extensive documentation. Which of these will best suit your needs, and in what order you should use these materials, depends on your training/background and your immediate needs for using SPICE. NAIF suggests you become familiar with the offerings from the NAIF website (http://naif.jpl.nasa.gov), most particularly the tutorials and lessons collections. You might also take time to read the ``Introduction to the SPICE System'' document.

Please note that NAIF assumes you are familiar with how to write code in the language you have chosen, and that you know how to compile, link (``make'') and execute programs on your computer. If this is not the case you should first take some generic programming lessons before trying to tackle SPICE.



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Appendix -- NAIF's File Naming Conventions





NAIF follows a set of conventions for naming files based on the contents of the files. This allows you to find certain types of files in a directory tree quickly.

Source code modules:

   *.pgm           Fortran or C source files for program modules.
 
   *.for           Fortran source code files.
   *.f
 
   *.inc           Fortran include files.
 
   *.c             C source code files.
 
   *.h             C header files.
 
   *.pro           IDL source code files.
 
   *.m             MATLAB source code files.
Executables, libraries, object files:

   (no ext)        Executable files.
   *.exe
 
   *.o             Object files.
   *.obj
 
   *.a             Object library files.
   *.lib
   *.olb
 
   *.so            Shared object library files.
   *.dll
 
   *.mex*          MATLAB shared object library files.
 
   *.dlm           IDL and MATLAB library definition modules.
   *.def
Documents:

   *.req           Text format Required Reading files.
 
   *.ug            Text format User's Guides.
 
   *.idx           Permuted index files.
 
   *.txt           Text format documentation files.
 
   *.tex           TeX files.
 
   *.dvi           Device independent files produced by TeX.
 
   *.ps            Postscript files.
 
   *.pdf           PDF files.
 
   *.htm           HTML files.
   *.html
SPICE Kernel files:

   *.bc            Binary CK (pointing) files.
   *.bdb           Binary DBK (database) files.
   *.bds           Binary DSK (digital shape) files.
   *.bep           Binary EK (events) Science Plan files.
   *.bes           Binary EK (events) Sequence files.
   *.bpc           Binary PCK (planetary rotation) files.
   *.bsp           Binary SPK (ephemeris) files.
 
   *.ten           Text EK (events) Experimenter's Notebook files.
   *.tep           Text EK (events) Science Plan files.
   *.tf            Text FK (frame definitions) files.
   *.ti            Text IK (instrument parameters) files.
   *.tls           Text LSK (leapseconds) files.
   *.tm            Text MK (meta-kernels, aka ``furnsh'') files
   *.tpc           Text PCK (planetary constants) files.
   *.tsc           Text SCLK (spacecraft clock) files.
 
   *.xc            Transfer format CK (pointing) files.
   *.xdb           Transfer format DBK (database) files.
   *.xds           Transfer format DSK (digital shape) files.
   *.xep           Transfer format EK (events) Science Plan files.
   *.xes           Transfer format EK (events) Sequence files.
   *.xpc           Transfer format PCK (planetary rotation) files.
   *.xsp           Transfer format SPK (ephemeris) files.
Build scripts:

   mkprodct.csh    Unix build scripts.
   mkprodct.sh
   mkprodct.tcsh
 
   mkprodct.com    VAX/Dec Alpha build scripts.
 
   mkprodct.bat    PC/DOS, PS/WIN build scripts.
 
   mkprodct.mpw    MAC MPW build scripts.
 
   mkprodct.mas    MAC Apple Script build scripts.