[AstroPy] AstroLib vs Astlib vs APLpy vs ...

laidler@stsc... laidler@stsc...
Thu Jun 25 09:32:02 CDT 2009


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> 	You can script and use all routine already available for IRAF 
>inside Python and mix it with numpy, scipy, Scientific Python, pyfits, 
>etc.

Speaking as someone who made the IDL->Python switch and had to
learn IRAF along the way for other reasons, I would
*not* recommend that anyone who didn't already know IRAF bother
to learn it at this point. Going straight to Python is a 
MUCH easier learning curve.

cheers,
Vicki Laidler

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