[Numpy-discussion] Re: Status of pyfits with numpy?
a.h.jaffe at gmail.com
Fri Mar 17 00:31:05 CST 2006
Thanks -- that's great. In a quick sprint to read the new WMAP satellite
data, the table support seems to work for me at first glance. Can I ask
what sort of trouble has been reported?
Christopher Hanley wrote:
> We are in the process of preparing an "alpha" release of a
> numpy-compatible version of pyfits. I have recently merged my
> numpy-pyfits branch with the pyfits trunk so if you do not wish to wait
> for a release you can grab it our of SVN with:
> svn co http://astropy.scipy.org/svn/pyfits/trunk pyfits
> This version of pyfits is not well tested but you are welcome to try it
> out and send me bug reports.
> A couple of people have already tried an earlier version and have
> reported some issues with the table support. We are currently working
> to address those issues.
> If you have both numpy and numarray installed you can make pyfits switch
> between them by setting an environment variable called NUMERIX. NUMERIX
> = 'numarray' for numarray. NUMERIX = 'numpy' for numpy. If the
> variable isn't set, and both packages are installed, pyfits will default
> to the numarray version. If only one package is installed then pyfits
> will use that package.
> Andrew Jaffe wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> Is a numpy-compatible version of pyfits nearing stability? I see that
>> there is a pyfits-numpy branch visible on the trac browser -- is that
>> available and stable enough for public use?
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