What Can Software Developers Do With Spec?
Spec is a widely used software package for instrument
control and data acquisition at synchrotron and reactor
beamlines and with laboratory X-ray sources. Spec's design
offers great flexibility to the scientist at the time of the
experiment. Spec also contains many facilities that allow
custom code, programs and utilities to be coordinated with
spec using techniques as varied as included C code to shared
memory to socket I/O. These facilities are already in use
to accomplish functions from performing custom reciprocal
space refinements, to providing real-time displays of 2D CCD
data, to saving binary data using custom file formats. This
talk will review the facilities in spec, both old and new,
that allow customization for special applications.
Certified Scientific Software
(posted 21-Oct-97 jw)