[Image-SIG] FITS data format.
Tue, 23 Oct 2001 17:35:55 -0400
Bill OConnor wrote:
> I?m trying to write a module to import a FITS data format.
> First: A module already exists but it uses c library routines to do
> the reading. I?d like to do it in pure python to avoid any
> porting issues. The main issue I see is that floats are stored in
> binary form and I don?t see how I would read them into a python
> object. If anyone knows how to do this please let me know.
> Second: If such a module already exists and I haven?t found it
> please tell me.
We're in the process of developing such a module. We intend to release
a beta version in November. This module will use a new version of
Numeric for accessing the data in image and binary table extensions.
I'll post an anouncement when it is ready.
Paul Barrett, PhD Space Telescope Science Institute
Phone: 410-338-4475 ESS/Science Software Group
FAX: 410-338-4767 Baltimore, MD 21218