[AstroPy] Getting Started with Python and FITS

Christopher Hanley chanley at stsci.edu
Wed Apr 1 09:06:09 EDT 2009

Numdisplay is still maintained here at STScI. It is released as part  
of out STSCI_PYTHON package.


On Apr 1, 2009, at 8:42 AM, Cohen-Tanugi Johann <cohen at lpta.in2p3.fr>  

> I might be wrong, but I think that numdisplay is not maintained  
> anymore, you may want to check before depending on it. Problem with  
> matplotlib is the lack of astrophysical coordinate support, so that  
> images will be displayed in pixel coordinates.
> Johann
> Christopher Hanley wrote:
>> Another easy way to display a data section from a FITS file is to  
>> use numdisplay and DS9.
>> http://stsdas.stsci.edu/numdisplay/
>> Numdisplay will work with and ndarray from numpy.  It is a one line  
>> command after the import
>> > import numdisplay
>> > numdisplay.display(yourArrayObject)
>> Cheers,
>> Chris

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