EGADownloadClient 2.2.2

EGA data access is primarily provided via a REST API. For added convenience there are Java applications available to wrap around this API and to provide programmatic, or command interface access to EGA data. The application supported on BEAR is a Java JAR file which provides access to an interpreter for downloading EGA data.

The workflow for data download remains the same regardless of the method you choose to download your data. Individual files or whole datasets may be downloaded by first placing a download request and then downloading the file/s associated with the request.

Accessing the software

To load the module:

$ module load EGADownloadClient/2.2.2

To start the client (interpreter), please run the following command:

$ java -jar ${EBROOTEGADOWNLOADCLIENT}/EgaDemoClient.jar

Usage information can be found by entering help into the EGA interpreter.

Accessing Previous Versions

Wherever possible, previous versions of this application will be retained for continuity, especially for research projects that require a consistent version of the software throughout the project. Such versions, however, may be unsupported by IT Services or the applications vendor, and may be withdrawn at short or no notice if they can no longer run on the cluster - for example, essential operating system upgrades may be incompatible with old versions.

At present there are no previous versions of this application on the BlueBEAR service.

Known Problems & Limitations


Other Information

The Support Level for this application is An.

There is also a Python-based version of the EGA download client available.

Visit the EGA website for more information regarding this application.

Last modified: 16 April 2018