[AstroPy] [astropy-dev] Coordinates subpackage - request for help
Thu Nov 15 20:43:26 CST 2012
and I can probably do palpy (rewrite of SLALIB in C with matching API using
On Thu, Nov 15, 2012 at 4:41 PM, Scott Ransom <email@example.com> wrote:
> Hey All,
> Many of you probably know this, but there I made a f2py wrap of the
> Fortran version of SLALIB several years ago which is available here. It
> would be a good 2nd (or 3rd or 4th) check...
> On 11/15/2012 12:43 PM, Perry Greenfield wrote:
> > On Nov 15, 2012, at 12:27 PM, Thomas Robitaille wrote:
> >> I think it would be great to have a PyAST version of the testing
> >> script in addition to the IDL one. I think it's fair to say that
> >> people trust AST (possibly even more than the IDL routines!).
> >> As for accuracy, I think we should aim for <0.01" initially - the
> >> rationale being that 1" accuracy won't be very useful for e.g. HST
> >> observations. In the long term, I would argue that microsecond
> >> accuracy would be desirable.
> >> Cheers,
> >> Tom
> > Agreed! And if David can help contribute to that (in any way), I think
> that would be great (there is obviously a wealth of experience there). The
> nice thing about the pyAST comparison is that this can all be done in
> Python without needing an IDL License.
> > Perry
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