[AstroPy] [astropy-dev] ANN: Astropy v0.3 released

Thomas Robitaille thomas.robitaille at gmail.com
Tue Nov 26 04:29:45 EST 2013

Just a quick note: for anyone using the Anaconda Python Distribution,
you can now update to the latest version of Astropy with:

  conda update astropy

MacPorts users can also update to the latest version using:

  sudo port selfupdate
  sudo port upgrade py27-astropy

(for other Python versions, replace 27 by e.g. 33 for Python 3.3)

Astropy is in the process of being updated in Linux Package managers,
but there will be a delay before the latest version is available.


On 25 November 2013 23:09, Erik Tollerud <erik.tollerud at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear colleagues,
> We are very happy to announce the second major public release (v0.3)
> of the Astropy package, a core Python package for Astronomy:
>    http://www.astropy.org
> Astropy is a community-driven package intended to contain much of the
> core functionality and common tools needed for performing astronomy
> and astrophysics with Python.
> New and improved functionality in this release includes:
> * A new modeling package which provides a framework for fitting models to data
> * Quantity has been re-implemented as a numpy array subclass,
> enhancing performance and usability
> * Unit conversion and Quantities are better integrated with other
> parts of Astropy, simplifying many APIs and user code.
> * New Table functionality for joining and aggregating tables
> * Support for arrays of celestial coordinates
> * A new virtual observatory cone search package
> * A dedicated convolution sub-package with many predefined kernels
> A full list of improvements, including examples, is provided at:
>    http://docs.astropy.org/en/latest/whatsnew/0.3.html
> Instructions for installing Astropy are provided at the
> http://www.astropy.org website, and extensive documentation can be
> found at:
>    http://docs.astropy.org
> Please report any issues, or request new features via our GitHub repository:
>    https://github.com/astropy/astropy/issues
> Over 50 developers have contributed code to Astropy so far, and you
> can find out more about the team behind Astropy here:
>    http://www.astropy.org/team.html
> If you use Astropy directly - or as a dependency to another package -
> for your work, please remember to include the following acknowledgment
> at the end of paperst:
> "This research made use of Astropy, a community-developed core Python
> package for Astronomy (Astropy Collaboration, 2013)."
> where “(Astropy Collaboration, 2013)” is the Astropy paper which was
> published this year:
>  http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2013A%26A...558A..33A
> Please feel free to forward this announcement to anyone you think
> might be interested in this release.
> We hope that you enjoy using Astropy as much as we enjoyed developing it!
> Erik Tollerud, Thomas Robitaille, and Perry Greenfield
> on behalf of The Astropy Collaboration
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