PPA description

Modular packages for the CARTA image viewer, dependencies, and other related software.

Packages for desktop users

To install the backend and frontend components of the stable release version of the CARTA viewer for use on the desktop, install the `carta` metapackage.

To install the latest development version instead, use the `carta-beta` metapackage. Only one of these versions can be installed at one time.

Packages for controller users

To install the backend component for use with the CARTA controller, please use the `carta-backend` package (for the release version) or the `carta-backend-beta` package (for the development version), and install the corresponding version of the controller from `npm`. The appropriate frontend component will be installed from `npm` as a dependency of the controller.

CARTA controller package:

Packages for developers

To install the ZFP and CASA dependencies for building the backend component from source, you should only need to install `libzfp-dev` and `casacore-dev`.

CARTA backend source:

CARTA frontend source:


`fits2idia` converts files from FITS to the IDIA HDF5 schema.


Packages are available for the last two LTS releases. As of the CARTA 4.0 beta release, we support Focal and Jammy. Bionic is no longer supported, and old Bionic packages have been removed from this repository. We only build for the amd64 and arm64 architectures.

`casacore-data` is recommended by the backend packages, but installing it is optional. The packages in this PPA should be compatible both with the `casacore-data` package in the core Ubuntu repositories and with the package provided by the Kern PPA. You may also wish to manage the required data files without using a package.

Adding this PPA to your system

You can update your system with unsupported packages from this untrusted PPA by adding ppa:cartavis-team/carta to your system's Software Sources. (Read about installing)

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cartavis-team/carta
sudo apt update
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For questions and bugs with software in this PPA please contact CARTAvis.

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carta 4.1.0-1~jammy1 Adrianna Pińska ()
carta 4.1.0-1~focal1 Adrianna Pińska ()
carta-backend 4.1.0-1~jammy1 Adrianna Pińska ()
carta-backend 4.1.0-1~focal1 Adrianna Pińska ()
carta-backend-beta 4.1+2024.1.18-1~jammy1 Adrianna Pińska ()
carta-backend-beta 4.1+2024.1.18-1~focal1 Adrianna Pińska ()
carta-beta 4.1+2024.1.18~jammy1 Adrianna Pińska ()
carta-beta 4.1+2024.1.18~focal1 Adrianna Pińska ()
carta-casacore 3.5.0+6.6.0+2024.1.18-1~jammy1 Adrianna Pińska ()
carta-casacore 3.5.0+6.6.0+2024.1.18-1~focal1 Adrianna Pińska ()
carta-frontend 4.1.0-1~jammy1 Adrianna Pińska ()
carta-frontend 4.1.0-1~focal1 Adrianna Pińska ()
carta-frontend-beta 4.1+2024.1.18-1~jammy1 Adrianna Pińska ()
carta-frontend-beta 4.1+2024.1.18-1~focal1 Adrianna Pińska ()
fits2idia 0.1.15-1~jammy1 Adrianna Pińska ()
fits2idia 0.1.15-1~focal1 Adrianna Pińska ()
zfp 0.5.5-3~jammy1 Adrianna Pińska ()
zfp 0.5.5-3~focal1 Adrianna Pińska ()
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