[AstroPy] Practical Python for Astronomers web tutorial

Dr. Juan E Cabanela Ph.D. cabanela at mnstate.edu
Wed May 25 15:29:09 EDT 2011

As a note on Python for Astronomers website, I stumbled across it while the seminar was in session and followed it.  It was an excellent introduction to python for me.

There were a couple of errors on the site, but the only one I can definitely track down right now is that on the VO webmodules page:


in the solution to the Exercise importing WISE data and making a color-color diagram, the call

t5 = atpy.Table(raw,type='ascii', fill_values=fill_values)

fails for me.  In fact, there appears to be no way to get atpy.Table to fill values automatically as it triggers an error 

TypeError: read() got an unexpected keyword argument 'fill_values'

I hope this can be fixed and if someone can tell me how to use fill_values within ATpy that would be appreciated. 

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