[AstroPy] Including kcorrect as a astropy affiliated package?
Guangtun Ben Zhu
gz323 at pha.jhu.edu
Mon Jan 9 15:41:49 EST 2012
Just want to say this is a terrific idea
and it will be of great value to people who
are stuck in IDL, like me :-)
On Sat, Jan 7, 2012 at 5:59 PM, Taro Sato <taro at ap.smu.ca> wrote:
> Hi there. I have not been diligently following the astropy discussion
> lately, so I may sound totally ignorant but please bear with me.
> I've written a Python wrapper for kcorrect by Michael Blanton, a
> popular IDL/C tool for k-correction, photo-z, and all that cool stuff
> people love to do with spectral-energy distribution fitting for high-z
> galaxies these days. I needed it for research recently and updated
> the Python version to work with the most recent version/data available
> (@ http://howdy.physics.nyu.edu/index.php/Kcorrect).
> I just got a permission from Michael to distribute the package
> (conditions of use being to cite his tool paper), and was going to
> make it available somewhere (likely github) and announce it here.
> That handy IDL tool now available on Python, only that you pay $19.99
> USD to me upon each instantiation of KCorrect object! (...just
> But I actually wondered if this sort of thing can be considered for
> inclusion in astropy.
> I had no intention of forking Michael's work, just wrote a
> SWIG-extension for the core library and translated just a few of the
> most useful IDL routines in (hopefully) Pythonic ways. For inclusion
> into astropy, however, I presume that there are some styles,
> interfaces and such to follow, which I'm willing to make changes now
> but wish to make sure it is going to be worth it, not to mention an
> additional permission from the original library writer would be
> So my question is, will an independently developed tool like kcorrect
> be considered at all for an astropy module eventually? If so, how
> should I go about this?
> Thank you for your time.
> Taro Sato
> Department of Astronomy & Physics
> Saint Mary's University email: taro at ap.smu.ca
> Halifax, NS B3H 3C3 phone: (902)420-5018
> Canada web: http://ap.smu.ca/~taro
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Guangtun Benjamin Zhu, PhD
Postdoc Fellow, Physics and Astronomy Department
Johns Hopkins University
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