[AstroPy] PyFITS Version 2.3.1 Now Available

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Thu Jun 3 14:40:51 CDT 2010


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PyFITS Version 2.3.1 NOW AVAILABLE

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The Science Software Branch of the Space Telescope
Science Institute wishes to announce the availability
of version 2.3.1 of PyFITS.

PyFITS version 2.3.1 is being released to resolve a
licensing issue in PyFITS.  PyFITS 2.3.1 is distributed
under a BSD license.  Unforturately, PyFITS version 2.0
(January 30 2009) through version 2.3 (May 11 2010)
contained a small anount of code in the Compressed Image
HDU extenstion module that was covered under a GNU
General Public License.  Prior to PyFITS version 2.0 and
beginning again with PyFITS version 2.3.1, PyFITS is
covered under a BSD license.


Release Notes
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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
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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
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The upcoming release of STSCI_PYTHON v2.10 will contain PyFITS version 2.3.1.



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