[Tutor] New to python: some advises for image processing tool

Nicola De Quattro lead.expression at gmail.com
Tue Oct 13 14:47:41 CEST 2009

> You currently think about
> user interface stuff and not about the real problem, analyzing
> spectra of stars.

Well, I think is exactly as you say. I've never developed entirely a
tool, so I started with the container rather then the content.
Thanks for the very useful (however simple) observation

> This is much more flexible than Graphical or menu driven user
> interfaces, and it is much more comfortable for software development.

It isn't completely clear to me the difference and advantages about
standard Python Interpreter (you can execute commands and test script
like Matlab, can't you?) but I think I try to install it and take a

> If you have Windows users, they can install Python XY. This is a
> Package that contains a Python interpreter and many libraries for
> scientists. It contains the libraries that I have recommended, but
> unfortunately not Pyfits. It also contains Eclipse as a development
> environment. (I think it is even better than any repository for Suse
> Linux.)
> http://www.pythonxy.com/foreword.php

Very good, this seems good for my purposes, 'cause for now I don't use Pyfits.

Thank you very much for your help. I'll start to write and test single
modules as you advice.

Nicola De Quattro
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