The Observation Design Tool Services is the server componet of the Observation Design Tool. It provides the web services used by the Observation Design Tool client to read and manipulate stored scheduling blocks.

The project uses Docker containers to make the results independent of host environment. Starting and stopping the Calculator is done using make. The relevant commands, run from the top level ska-oso-odt-services directory, are:

  • Download the current version from engageska, the SKA repository:

    ` make pull `

  • Start the Observation Design Tool Services make the web API available at http://127.0.0.1:5000/:

    ` make up `

  • Stop the Observation Design Tool Services. That is, remove the Docker container:

    ` make down `

Further documentation can be found in the docs folder. To build the html version of the documentation, start from the ska-oso-odt-services directory and:

`cd docs; make html

Read the documentation by pointing your browser at docs/build/html/index.html.