[AstroPy] comments on coordinate system and wcs packages

Thomas Robitaille thomas.robitaille at gmail.com
Sat May 5 04:14:56 EDT 2012

I think we should move the conversation back to astropy-dev, as it
would be good to have these discussions there for future record (this
is meant to be more of a user-list). I have some comments to make
about some of the points raised in this thread, so I'll start a new
thread there.


On 5 May 2012 01:22, Scott Ransom <sransom at nrao.edu> wrote:
> On 05/04/2012 07:08 PM, Marshall Perrin wrote:
>> On May 4, 2012, at 5:01 PM, Scott Ransom wrote:
>>> To kind-of second this emotion, it's important to remember that a
>>> lot of other non-O/IR data uses data cubes as well (such as
>>> radio/mm/submm) and handling for this kind of thing is crucial for
>>> them (CASA for EVLA and ALMA data heavily uses Python and works
>>> with data cubes).
>> Would you be willing to summarize a bit what the interface in CASA is
>> like? I'll admit that looking at CASA is on my to-do list but I
>> haven't made it there yet...
>> - Marshall
> I'd love to do this, but I really have no clue!  I've never even run it
> -- I work on pulsars and we have all of our own custom software (much of
> it in python).  I'll forward your query to some of the CASA folks, though.
> Scott
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