Q: What user number should I use for AIPS?

Normally, people choose their UNIX user ID, which can be obtained by typing

echo $uid
on the UNIX command line.

If the AIPS user disk you want to use is restricted to specific user numbers (see /usr/local/pkg/aips/DA00/NETSP), you will need to send e-mail to ``help'' to have your user number added to the access list for that disk. (An entry of 0 gives access to all users.)