[AstroPy] PyRAF 1.1.1 now available

Perry Greenfield perry at stsci.edu
Wed Jun 2 09:31:52 CDT 2004


The Science Software Branch of the Space Telescope Science Institute
announces the availability of version 1.1.1 of PyRAF.

PyRAF is intended to be used with the IRAF astronomical data reduction
system (http://iraf.noao.edu). PyRAF allows one to run IRAF
tasks from within a Python interpreter. IRAF CL syntax can be used
interactively from within PyRAF, and a number of interactive
features are provided (notably command line recall). It also allows
Python to be used to script IRAF tasks. See the PyRAF home page for
more information:

http://www.stsci.edu/resources/software_hardware/pyraf

Version 1.1.1 fixes a few problems discovered after the release of
Version 1.1. In addition, the distribution that packages associated
Python libraries has updated versions of numarray and PyFITS, though
these are not required to run Version 1.1.1.  See the release notes
for details of the problems fixed.

PyRAF 1.1.1 is supported on Solaris, Redhat Linux, and Mac OS X. It should
work on other Unix and Linux systems though it has not been tested by us
on those platforms, and support for debugging problems may be limited
(and effectively nonexistent for some platforms, such as Tru64, AIX,
and IRIX).

This release does not include binary distributions and will need to be
built from source; this should be straightforward now that
dependencies on OpenGL have been removed.  If feedback indicates that
source installations are causing significant problems on some
platforms, we will provide binary distributions for those as
needed. Please contact help at stsci.edu if any difficulties are
encountered with installation.

PyRAF Version 1.1.1 may be downloaded from

http://www.stsci.edu/resources/software_hardware/pyraf/current/download

PyRAF is released with an OpenSource BSD license.

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