[AstroPy] PyFITS Version 2.1 NOW AVAILABLE

Jim Vickroy Jim.Vickroy@noaa....
Fri Apr 17 11:42:35 CDT 2009


Thanks to the development team for this new version.

Attached is the console window output from /*setup.py install*/ on my 
Microsoft Windows Xp pro machine (service pack 3).

Are those errors expected?

Is anyone else seeing these errors on MS Windows?

My configuration is:

    * Python 2.5.4 (r254:67916, Dec 23 2008, 15:10:54) [MSC v.1310 32
      bit (Intel)]
    * numpy 1.2.1


-- jv



jtaylor2@stsci.edu wrote:
> ****************************************
>
> PyFITS Version 2.1 NOW AVAILABLE
>
> ****************************************
>
> The Science Software Branch of the Space Telescope
> Science Institute wishes to announce the availability
> of version 2.1 of PyFITS.  This is the first announced
> release since version 1.3 in February 2008 and contains
> a number of enhancements and bug fixes.
>
>
> Notable Enhancements
> ====================
>
>   - Support for the FITS "Tiled Image Compression Convention."
>     (PyFITS version 2.1)  This support is based on the
>     implementation in CFITSIO version 3.13.  Reference the
>     following for convention details:
>
>     http://fits.gsfc.nasa.gov/registry/tilecompression.html
>
>   - New convenience functions (tdump and tcreate) for
>     dumping the contents of a binary table HDU to a file
>     in ASCII format and then to recreate the binary table
>     HDU from those files. (PyFITS version 2.1)
>
>   - Support the reading and writing of non-standard FITS
>     files, including files with SIMPLE=F header cards and
>     with non-standard XTENSION types. (PyFITS version 2.1)
>
>   - New convenience functions (setval and delval) for
>     setting the value of a single header card in a FITS file
>     and for the deletion of a single header card in a FITS
>     file. (PyFITS version 2.0)
>
>   - Support the reading and writing of FITS files containing
>     unsigned integer 16 data in an Image HDU that are
>     represented as scaled integer 16 values. 
>     (PyFITS version 2.0)
>
>   - Support for record-valued keyword cards as introduced in
>     the "FITS WCS Paper IV Proposal for Representing a more
>     General Distortion Model." (PyFITS version 1.4)  Reference
>     the following for proposal details:
>
>     http://fits.gsfc.nasa.gov/fits_wcs.html
>
>   - Support for file objects and file like objects to all
>     convenience functions and class methods that take a file
>     name. (PyFITS version 1.4)
>
>
> Release Notes
> =============
>
> Release notes for all versions of PyFITS may be found
> at:
>
> http://www.stsci.edu/resources/software_hardware/pyfits/release
>
>
> Where to Obtain this Software
> =============================
>
> PyFITS can be downloaded for the PyFITS download web site:
>
> http://www.stsci.edu/resources/software_hardware/pyfits/Download
>
> Installation instructions are available on the web site.
>
>
> STSCI_PYTHON Support
> ====================
>
> STSCI_PYTHON v2.7 contains PyFITS version 1.4.1.
>
> The upcoming STSCI_PYTHON v2.8 release will contain
> PyFITS version 2.1.
>
>
> Array Package Support
> =====================
>
> While the NUMARRAY array package is still supported at
> the PyFITS version 1.1 level, all updates in this
> release are for NUMPY only.  Compatibility with NUMARRAY
> will be eliminated entirely after this release.  As a
> result, you are advised to migrate to NUMPY as soon as
> possible, as no further support will be provided for the
> user of NUMARRAY.
>
> Information on making the switch to NUMPY form NUMARRAY
> can be found in this document:
>
> http://www.stsci.edu/resources/software_hardware/numarray/numarray2numpy.pdf
>
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