[AstroPy] pywcsgrid : python module to draw and label a curvilinear coordinate grid.

Jae-Joon Lee lee.j.joon at gmail.com
Fri Jun 20 15:52:14 EDT 2008

I noticed that there are some license issues and disabled the download.
pywcsgrid includes "pgnumb.f" from the pgplot library which does not
allow redistribution.
License of WCSLIB seems a bit confusing. It says LGPL in some places
and GPL in some others.
I'll try to resolve these things and any advice. will be welcomed.



On Thu, Jun 19, 2008 at 4:33 PM, Jae-Joon Lee <lee.j.joon at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> This is to introduce a python module "pywcsgrid", with which you can
> draw and label a curvilinear coordinate grid (using fits header
> information). It gives you grid lines as numpy arrays (and also tick
> locations and labels), therefore you may use any plotting package you
> want (I personally use matplotlib).
> This module is developed for my personal use (so the code quality is
> low) and should be regarded as beta version. But I hope others find
> this useful.
> I have put some more information in the following page with some example plots.
> http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=dgpj7zzh_158f9rc29fv
> The module is actually a wrapper around PGSBOX library in WCSLIB.
> While the original PGSBOX uses the pgplot library for plotting,
> pywcsgrid links PGSBOX with a custom version of pgplot. For example,
> when PGSBOX calls pgline for grid drawing, pgline in the custom pgplot
> is called which stores line positions as numpy array.
> The module depends on "pywcs".
> Any comments or suggestions will be appreciated.
> Regards,
> -JJ

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