[AstroPy] Is There an AstroCalc Modulo?
Wed Jan 13 09:35:32 CST 2010
Thanks for pointing this out to me. I'll take a look at it and see
what else can be done.
I have two goals in mind for this library: 1) to provide a higher
level interface than what is typically found by just wrapping a C or
FORTRAN library, and 2) to vectorize it for use with lists or arrays.
An example of #1 is converting a position at a particular epoch in
B1950 to one in J2000 in a single function or method call. Often you
have to string together two or three different function calls to get
the desired result. As for #2, it would be nice to provide a list of
stellar positions and have the function or method return a list of new
positions. This is not only faster for large lists, but more
If you are interested in participating, we would welcome the help.
On Sun, Jan 10, 2010 at 6:44 PM, Jaap Spies <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Paul Barrett wrote:
>> Note that there is also the NOVAS library from the US Naval
>> Observatory, which does not have the licensing restrictions that
>> SLAlib has. However, currently there are no Python binding for this
>> library. It is my hope to provide some one day.
> Long time ago I made this:
> Pynovas: http://pynovas.sourceforge.net/
> Maybe someone (me?) can pick this up?
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