While some software packages are automatically available to all users (they are included in the default PATH), many are available via the modules system and have to be activated before use.
module load mathematica, after which you can use the command
mathematica for the XWindows notebook-style interface, or
math for the terminal-based interface.
module load matlab to activate.
After loading the module, matlab is started using the
matlab command. Extensive online help is available.
The official documentation for ROOT may be found at http://root.cern.ch/, but you should also check the much more useful local documentation
Supermongo is a plotting and analysis program widely used in the astrophysics community.
module load sm to activate, followed by
sm to run.
More info at http://www.astro.princeton.edu/~rhl/sm and possibly from http://www.rebeccastanek.com/super/.
These applications and packages are available by default only to users in the astro group.
Space Telescope Grants Management System. Type
stgms to run.
Spitzer Pride includes Spot (Tool for Planning Observations) and Leopard (Archive Tool). Spot is a software package used by Spitzer observers to plan observations and submit proposals, and Leopard is a software package used to query the archive and download data.
Available via UPS
setup spitzer_pride command.
The Spitzer IRS Custom Extraction (SPICE) software provides a JAVA-based tool that allows the user to interactively extract Spitzer Infrared Spectrograph (IRS) spectra.
spice.csh to run.