NAME: nicinit PURPOSE: Extract initial spectrum and profile from NICMOS Grism image data. DESCRIPTION: CATEGORY: Spectroscopy CALLING SEQUENCE: nicinit,root,obsid,obs,PATH=path INPUTS: root - Root of observation set (visit id), usually 6 characters obsid - Observation id, usually 3 characters. OPTIONAL INPUT PARAMETERS: KEYWORD INPUT PARAMETERS: PATH - Directory where the raw data can be found. (Default = current) OUTPUTS: obs - Anonymous structure that contains the extracted spectrum and ancillary information about the observation. KEYWORD OUTPUT PARAMETERS: COMMON BLOCKS: SIDE EFFECTS: RESTRICTIONS: PROCEDURE: MODIFICATION HISTORY: Written by Marc W. Buie, Lowell Observatory, 1999 July 13 1999 Sep 16, added DYRANGE keyword, added kludge to get around problems with the extraction region being slightly out of bounds to the left.