[AstroPy] help

Ruth Gebremedhin rgg282 at nyu.edu
Thu Jun 22 06:23:46 EDT 2017


Sorry to bother you again but I was just wondering if you received my email
and if you are able to help me.



On Tue, Jun 20, 2017 at 2:00 PM, Ruth Gebremedhin <rgg282 at nyu.edu> wrote:

> Hello,
> My name is Ruth and I am a student at NYU Abu Dhabi doing astrophysical
> research for summer.
> Sorry to bother you but I have a question on how fits saves columns that
> have list objects of different lengths in each cell. There is no problem
> when I make an astropy table containing a column that stores the list [
> [1,2] , [3,4] ] in its first cell and the list [5,6,7] in its second cell.
> But when I output a fits table out of this astropy table, fits just
> displays the first element of each cell. If I expand each cell the table
> appears distorted. In addtion, when I read in the table I wrote out, it
> appears distorted.
> I have attached screenshots of my code and the resulting astropy and fits
> tables. I would appreciate any help.
> Best wishes,
> Ruth
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