AIPS stands for Astronomical Image Processing System:
- Notes on installing AIPS (classic)
- Additional information on the http://www.aips.nrao.edu/aips_faq.htmlNRAO AIPS FAQ
- Unofficial AIPS help blog: Collected Shreds of AIPS wisdom.
AIPS is an older program and will not be able to fully support data from the EVLA or ALMA, so a new data reduction package called CASA has been introduced.
Installation from binaries is simple and is available for Linux and Mac OS X.
Additional help getting started, detailed tutorials, and user-contributed tips and tasks are all available on the CASAguides wiki.
See also casacore, which provides the core AIPS++/CASA library routines for use in your own code.