FITS (Flexible Image Transport System) Utilities

Utilities to read and write files in the FITS (Flexible Image Transport System) format, a standard format in astronomy (see e.g. <> for more information). Present low-level routines allow: reading, parsing, and modifying FITS headers; reading FITS images (multi-dimensional arrays); reading FITS binary and ASCII tables; and writing FITS images (multi-dimensional arrays). Higher-level functions allow: reading files composed of one or more headers and a single (perhaps multidimensional) image or single table; reading tables into data frames; generating vectors for image array axes; scaling and writing images as 16-bit integers. Known incompletenesses are reading random group extensions, as well as complex and array descriptor data types in binary tables.


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2.1-6 by Andrew Harris, a month ago

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Authors: Andrew Harris

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Task views: Chemometrics and Computational Physics

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Depended on by ProFit, ProFound.

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