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= About =
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= Introduction =
  
MIDAS is a modern data acquisition system developed at [http://www.psi.ch PSI] and [http://www.triumf.ca TRIUMF]. Supported hardware includes VME, Fastbus, CAMAC, RS232, GPIB, USB, ethernet, fiber optic and MSCB attached data acquisition devices. MIDAS is written in C/C++ and runs on Linux, MacOS and MS Windows. It is licensed under the GPL.  
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MIDAS is a modern data acquisition system developed at [http://www.psi.ch PSI] and [http://www.triumf.ca TRIUMF]. Supported hardware includes VME, Fastbus, CAMAC, RS232, GPIB, USB, ethernet, fiber optic and MSCB attached data acquisition devices. MIDAS is written in C/C++ and runs on Linux, MacOS and MS Windows. It is licensed under the [http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html GNU Public License].
  
On August 2013, the complete MIDAS documentation has been moved to TRIUMF for consistency and can be accessed via [http://midas.triumf.ca http://midas.triumf.ca]. Only a (very historic) introduction is still accessible at 
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= Documentation =
[http://midas.psi.ch/intro PSI].
 
  
= Links =
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* [[Midas documentation| Main Documentation]]
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* [[Installation | Installation Instructions]]
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* [[Changelog | Changelog / Upgrade Instructions]]
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* [https://daq.triumf.ca/~daqweb/doc/midas-devel/html/modules.html <i>Doxygen</i>] Code structure, functions, etc...
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* [https://bitbucket.com/tmidas/midas git repository on bitbucket] Source code, bug tracking, etc
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* [https://midas.triumf.ca/forum MIDAS forum] Discussion, announcements, problem reports, requests for improvements
  
* https://bitbucket.org/tmidas/midas - MIDAS GIT Repository
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= News and Support=
* http://midas.psi.ch/ - MIDAS pages at PSI
 
* https://midas.triumf.ca/forum - MIDAS discussion forum
 
* http://daq.triumf.ca - TRIUMF DAQ Wiki
 
* http://ladd00.triumf.ca/~daqweb/doc/midas/doc/html  - MIDAS Doxygen documentation
 
  
* [[MIDAS around the world|MIDAS users around the world]]
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For news about bug fixes and new releases, go to the
 
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[https://midas.triumf.ca/forum MIDAS forum] hosted by TRIUMF using
= Download =
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the [http://elog.psi.ch/elog ELOG] system. Users can register in this system to be notified automatically via  
 
 
All MIDAS programs are under the [http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html GNU Public License]
 
 
 
The [https://bitbucket.org/tmidas/midas/src GIT tree] is available via a web interface.
 
Using this interface, the most recent file versions can be obtained.
 
 
 
Alternatively, the files can be directly obtained via GIT by entering:
 
 
 
<pre>
 
git clone https://bitbucket.org/tmidas/midas
 
git clone https://bitbucket.org/tmidas/mxml
 
cd midas
 
make
 
cd doc
 
make
 
</pre>
 
 
 
Supported operating systems are:
 
* primary: MacOS, RHEL/SL/SLC Linux
 
* secondary: MS Windows, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, VxWorks, others (see Makefile)
 
 
 
The bitbucket repository is mirrored nightly to TRIUMF at http://ladd00.triumf.ca/~daqweb/git. Please use this mirror to install stable releases of MIDAS. To follow the latest development version, please clone from bitbucket.
 
 
 
= News =
 
 
 
News about bug fixes and new releases of Midas can be obtained from the
 
[https://midas.triumf.ca/forum Midas news group] located at
 
TRIUMF which uses the [http://midas.psi.ch/elog ELOG]
 
system. Users can register in this system to be notified automatically via  
 
 
E-mail when new entries are submitted.
 
E-mail when new entries are submitted.
  
 
Another source of information is the [https://bitbucket.com/tmidas/midas Bitbucket Repository] of MIDAS, where one can see the latest changes to the software.
 
Another source of information is the [https://bitbucket.com/tmidas/midas Bitbucket Repository] of MIDAS, where one can see the latest changes to the software.
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Finally, you can read presentations from
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* [https://indico.psi.ch/conferenceDisplay.py?ovw=True&confId=3793 2015 MIDAS Workshop]
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* [https://indico.triumf.ca/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=2342 2017 MIDAS Workshop]
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* [https://indico.triumf.ca/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=2438 2019 MIDAS Workshop]
  
 
= Related packages =
 
= Related packages =
  
* [http://midas.psi.ch/elog ELOG] - Electronics Logbook from PSI
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* [http://elog.psi.ch/elog ELOG] - Electronics Logbook from PSI
 
* [[ROOT]] - data analysis package from CERN
 
* [[ROOT]] - data analysis package from CERN
 
* [[ROOTANA]] - ROOT-based analyzer for MIDAS
 
* [[ROOTANA]] - ROOT-based analyzer for MIDAS
 
* [[ROODY]] - viewer for online histograms
 
* [[ROODY]] - viewer for online histograms
* http://midas.psi.ch/rome/ - MEG/PSI data analysis package
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* http://elog.psi.ch/rome/ - MEG/PSI data analysis package
 
 
= Documentation =
 
 
 
* [http://ladd00.triumf.ca/~daqweb/doc/midas-old/html/index.html Pre-GIT documentation at TRIUMF]
 
* [http://ladd00.triumf.ca/~daqweb/doc/midas/doc/html Documentation at TRIUMF]
 
* [http://midas.psi.ch/download Historical files collection (PSI)]
 
* [http://ladd00.triumf.ca/~daqweb/ftp/ Historical files collection (TRIUMF)]
 
* [[Midas documentation|New Wiki Documentation ('''in construction''')]]
 
* [[Setup_MIDAS_experiment|MIDAS installation instructions for TRIUMF experiments]]
 
* [[Common problems & Debugging recipes]]
 
* [[mhformat|Format of MIDAS history files]]
 
* [[alarm_note|Note on the alarm system]]
 
* [[hotlink_note|Note on the ODB hotlink function (db_open_record())]]
 
* [[cm_msg_deadlock_note|Note on race condition and deadlock between ODB lock and SYSMSG lock in cm_msg()]]
 
* [[start_abort|Note on prevent start due to alarm or required programs]]
 
* [[Modifications|List of various minor modification to be put into the right place of the documentation]]
 
* [[mhttpd.js|Documentation of mhttpd.js]]
 
* [[AJAX|Documentation of MIDAS AJAX functions]]
 
 
 
= MediaWiki =
 
 
 
Consult the [//meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Contents User's Guide] for information on using the wiki software.
 
 
 
* [//www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Configuration_settings Configuration settings list]
 
* [//www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:FAQ MediaWiki FAQ]
 
* [https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/mediawiki-announce MediaWiki release mailing list]
 
* [//www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Localisation#Translation_resources Localise MediaWiki for your language]
 

Latest revision as of 08:23, 11 July 2020

Introduction

MIDAS is a modern data acquisition system developed at PSI and TRIUMF. Supported hardware includes VME, Fastbus, CAMAC, RS232, GPIB, USB, ethernet, fiber optic and MSCB attached data acquisition devices. MIDAS is written in C/C++ and runs on Linux, MacOS and MS Windows. It is licensed under the GNU Public License.

Documentation

News and Support

For news about bug fixes and new releases, go to the MIDAS forum hosted by TRIUMF using the ELOG system. Users can register in this system to be notified automatically via E-mail when new entries are submitted.

Another source of information is the Bitbucket Repository of MIDAS, where one can see the latest changes to the software.

Finally, you can read presentations from

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