Major improvements to Starlink’s documents are underway (see SGP/42). Two key ones are:
These provide recipes for common types of data reduction. Users will, therefore, not need to understand a package in depth before being able to do useful work with it. They are issued as Starlink Cookbooks (SC).
This publishes Starlink information on the World Wide Web in the form of HTML files, and
enables Starlink documents to be linked together as an integrated whole, using a hypertext
linker called HTX (see SUN/188). Starlink documents are written mostly in LATEX. New
documents are produced in both hypertext and paper form. Old documents which only
exist in paper form can be converted to HTML form by translators such as
The hypertext infrastructure software and organisation required is now operational (see SUN/188). The work of transforming the current document set to hypertext form is proceeding rapidly.
A beginner’s guide to HTML has been distributed as MUD/149. An updated version of this is available on the web at: