PyFits for Windows?

Scott David Daniels Scott.Daniels at Acm.Org
Sun Mar 29 09:38:02 CEST 2009

John Yeung wrote:
> 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, ....

Or, you can use the tarfile module to extract it using Python.

--Scott David Daniels
Scott.Daniels at Acm.Org

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