[AstroPy] PyFITS 1.1 "candidtate" RELEASE 3

Christopher Hanley chanley@stsci....
Sat May 19 10:04:38 CDT 2007


My apologizes.  There was a bug introduced into Friday morning's PyFITS 
1.1 "candidate release 3". We are currently working to fix this error.  
We will post a new candidate release as soon as we have corrected this 
problem.

Chris Hanley


Christopher Hanley wrote:
> ------------------
> | PYFITS Release |
> ------------------
>
> Space Telescope Science Institute is pleased to announce the
> third and hopefully final candidate release of PyFITS 1.1.  This 
> release includes support for both the NUMPY and NUMARRAY array 
> packages. This software can be downloaded at:
>
> http://www.stsci.edu/resources/software_hardware/pyfits/Download
>
> If you encounter bugs, please send bug reports to "help@stsci.edu".
>
> We intend to support NUMARRAY and NUMPY simultaneously for a
> transition period of no less than 6 months. Eventually, however,
> support for NUMARRAY will disappear. During this period, it is
> likely that new features will appear only for NUMPY. The
> support for NUMARRAY will primarily be to fix serious bugs and
> handle platform updates.
>
> We plan to release the "official" PyFITS 1.1 version in a few weeks.
>
> -----------
> | Version |
> -----------
>
> Version 1.1rc3; May 17, 2007
>
> -------------------------------
> | Major Changes since v1.1rc2  |
> -------------------------------
>
>    * Fixes a bug in the creation of binary FITS tables
>      on little endian machines introduced in release
>      candidate 2.
>
> -------------------------
> | Software Requirements |
> -------------------------
>
> PyFITS Version 1.1rc3 REQUIRES:
>
>       * Python 2.3 or later
>       * NUMPY 1.0.1(or later) or NUMARRAY
>
> ---------------------
> | Installing PyFITS |
> ---------------------
> PyFITS 1.1rc1 is distributed as a Python distutils module.
> Installation simply involves unpacking the package
> and executing
>
> % python setup.py install
>
> to install it in Python's site-packages directory.
>
> Alternatively the command
>
> %python setup.py install --local="/destination/directory/"
>
> will install PyFITS in an arbitrary directory which should
> be placed on PYTHONPATH. Once numarray or numpy has been
> installed, then PyFITS should be available for use under
> Python.
>
> -----------------
> | Download Site |
> -----------------
>
> http://www.stsci.edu/resources/software_hardware/pyfits/Download
>
> ----------
> | Usage  |
> ----------
>
> Users will issue an "import pyfits" command as in the past.
> However, the use of the NUMPY or NUMARRAY version of PyFITS
> will be controlled by an environment variable called NUMERIX.
>
> Set NUMERIX to 'numarray' for the NUMARRAY version of PyFITS.
> Set NUMERIX to 'numpy' for the NUMPY version of pyfits.
>
> If only one array package is installed, that package's version
> of PyFITS will be imported.  If both packages are installed
> the NUMERIX value is used to decide which version to import.
> If no NUMERIX value is set then the NUMARRAY version of PyFITS
> will be imported.
>
> Anything else will raise an exception upon import.
>
> ---------------
> | Bug Reports |
> ---------------
>
> Please send all PyFITS bug reports to help@stsci.edu
>
> ------------------
> | Advanced Users |
> ------------------
>
> Users who would like the "bleeding" edge of PyFITS can retrieve
> the software from our SUBVERSION repository hosted at:
>
> http://astropy.scipy.org/svn/pyfits/trunk
>
> We also provide a Trac site at:
>
> http://projects.scipy.org/astropy/pyfits/wiki
>
>




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