[AstroPy] PyRAF, Python command language interface for IRAF

Paul Barrett Barrett at stsci.edu
Thu Jun 21 09:40:33 CDT 2001

We are announcing the availability of a beta version of PyRAF. PyRAF
is a alternate command language environment for the IRAF astronomical
data reduction package widely used in astronomy (Image Reduction and
Analysis Facility; http://iraf.noao.edu )

PyRAF has been developed at the Space Telescope Science Institute to
allow us and astronomers to use Python to script tasks written for the
IRAF environment including STScI's software for the Hubble Space
Telescope (STSDAS and TABLES packages (http://stsdas.stsci.edu).
Furthermore, it also makes it much easier to integrate other software
written outside of the IRAF environment.

Information on PyRAF and how to download it is available from 


Information about the implementation is available in the 8th
International Python Conference paper: 


Paul Barrett, PhD      Space Telescope Science Institute
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