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LOFAR USER GUIDE: THE FRAMEWORK PULSAR PIPELINE

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LOFAR User Guide: The Framework Pulsar Pipeline Pulp, Version 1.0

Introduction: This document is version 1.0 of the LOFAR User Guide for the LOFAR framework pulsar pipeline, known colloquially as ‘pulp’. This User Guide provides general instruction to help users establish a viable user environment as required by the LOFAR pipeline framework in order to run the framework pulsar pipeline in the LOFAR cluster compute environment.

This document will also present details on running the framework pulsar pipeline, known as Pulp (executable: pulp.py). Users are encouraged to seek detailed information about the actual processing engaged by the “known pulsar pipeline” from the LOFAR Transient Key Pro ject (TKP) science team. Details regarding LOFAR beam-formed data processing actual are beyond the scope of this document.

This document assumes some familiarity with terms surrounding the pipeline framework, such as “recipe”, and “head node”, as well as terms associated with “known pulsar pipeline” beam formed data processing. Such terms will be used throughout this document.