PyFits for Windows?

John Yeung gallium.arsenide at
Sun Mar 29 05:51:34 CEST 2009

On Mar 28, 4:03 pm, Michiel Overtoom <mot... at> wrote:
> W. eWatson wrote:
> > It looks like PyFits downloads are for Linux.
> > Isn't there anything available for Win (xp)?
> To install it, unpack the tar file and
> type: python install"
> It looks like PyFits is platform-independent.

Perhaps the original poster is referring to the tar file, which isn't
natively supported by Windows and possibly isn't understood by WinZip
either (not sure about that one).  I recommend downloading and
installing 7-Zip, which is free and handles more formats.  It will let
you extract the contents, which you can then install normally with the
setup script as shown above.


More information about the Python-list mailing list