[AstroPy] Moving Ahead with Raw Image Conversion

Wayne Watson sierra_mtnview at sbcglobal.net
Sun Apr 12 14:28:43 EDT 2009

I've pretty much gotten my 640x480 1 byte, "raw" image under control 
within Python Image and Python file use. I wrote a file of 307200 bytes 
in bytes, byte representation of characters. I couldn't see anything 
within pyfits or numpy that would help me do that. Now I believe I'm in 
a position to use pyfits to create a fits format file. The next step is 
to arrange the image (data) into a 640x480 array. I can do that in 
python, but would like to know how it can be done in numpy, for the 
experience. The IDA tutorial talks to making arrays, but I do not see 
where they work with creating an array with fresh data. Once that's 
done, then I should be able to work out from a reading of page 10 in the 
pyfits manual.

           Wayne Watson (Watson Adventures, Prop., Nevada City, CA)

             (121.015 Deg. W, 39.262 Deg. N) GMT-8 hr std. time)
              Obz Site:  39° 15' 7" N, 121° 2' 32" W, 2700 feet  

           All the neutrons, and protons in the human body occupy 
           a cube whose is 5.52*10**-6 meters. That adds up to a 
           150 pound person. It's not a surprise that we are mostly 
           space. (Calculation by WTW)

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