To run the MIDL Analysis software for Cassini, download the appropriate application below.
There are two versions for each operating system. The first one is just the application and requires that you already have Java installed on your machine. The second ones includes Java with the application.
Note that for Macs, there is only a version that also includes Java.
NOTE: If you are running a version of MIDL older than 2015.12.08, then you will not be able to update using the internal "Check for updates" mechanism, but will rather need to fully delete the old MIDL and install a new one using a link below. Subsequent upgrades can then be done using the internal mechanism. (We changed the update capability to allow it to update even a new version of Java, so there should be less need to fully delete the application in the future.)
The following downloads are available for version 2017.02.10
NOTE: The ratio viewer is available here.
Note that this way of running MIDL is no longer supported, anf the version of MIDL it provides is several versions old.
To start the MIDL Analysis software for Cassini, click on the image above or the icon below:
For the test version of MIDL, click here: MIDL for Cassini (Test Version)
To use the test version with up to 6 GB, click here: MIDL for Cassini (Test Version with large memory)
To use the test version with up to 2.5 GB, click here: MIDL for Cassini (Test Version with medium memory)
You must have Java 1.5.0 or higher to run the regular or the test version of MIDL.
|A small amount of setup may be required to get Java installed on your computer.|
|Click here to see what setup is needed for your operating system.|
|Once Java 1.4.2 or higher is installed on your machine, click on the MIDL icon above, and this will launch Java WebStart.|
|(MAC and PC users - best to use Internet Explorer or a very recent Netscape, Linux users - use Mozilla)|
|Firefox seems to work well on both Macs and PC's.|
|WebStart manages the downloading and installing of the MIDL program.|
|You will need to enter the MIMI web username and password (you may have to enter it twice for technical reasons.)|
|There will be a warning message about the authentication certificate we are|
|using, because we have not yet purchased a real digital signature.|
|You can simply click OK to get past this (some WebStart versions allow an|
|"Accept for This Session Only" option).|
|Note that running MIDL for the first time also installs it on your computer.|
|To run it again, you can click on the above link, or you can also run it from|
|within Java WebStart. To do this, first run WebStart (PC users, click on|
|Start->Programs->Java WebStart->Java WebStart), and you should see the MIDL|
|icon in there. WebStart also has an option where you can add the MIDL icon|
|to your desktop so that MIDL can be started like a regular application.|
|To do this, from withihn WebStart, select the application you want to create|
|a shortcut to, and then choose Application->Create Shortcuts from the WebStart|
Notes about using MIDL:
|1. The first screen shown lets you browse through each mission one day at a time.|
|2. You can choose the mission from the list at the top left.|
|3. The summary image shown for a particular mission is selected using the "next" or "previous" buttons or the day-of-year entry box at the top of the right panel, just above the summary images themselves.|
|4. The red vertical bars let you choose a specific time region of interest within a particular day.|
|5. Select an instrument from the list, and select an analysis tool from the list, and when you click "Launch Selected Tool" you can analyze the data in the selected time window.|