[AstroPy] FITS files and column descriptions
yannick.roehlly at lam.fr
Fri Nov 8 07:32:43 EST 2013
Le Thu, 7 Nov 2013 21:59:46 +0000,
Paul Kuin <npkuin at gmail.com> a écrit :
> My (biased) feeling is that you cannot
> go around having a second metadata file when going to ascii.
You are right, having all the metadata on a separate README file is
really important; I know people not even putting the column names in
the data files to be sure users read the README.
But I also think having the metadata inside the data file is useful as
a reminder when working with the data.
Concerning the column descriptions in FITS files, pyfits /
astropy.io.fits does not handle them, but it is always possible to add
the TCOMM keywords manually to the HDU headers.
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