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FITS to HDF5 conversion utility

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fits2hdf Build Status astropy Documentation Status

fits2hdf is a conversion to utility to port FITS files to Hierarchical Data Format (HDF5) files in the HDFITS format. In addition, there is a utility to port MeasurementSets (MS) to HDF5 files. A more complete overview is given in the fits2hdf Astronomy & Computing paper.

Documentation

For documentation and a getting started guide for fits2hdf, please head over to our readthedocs page:

http://fits2hdf.readthedocs.org/en/latest/index.html

Licensing and referencing

This software is licensed under the MIT license. If you use this in published research, it sure would be swell if you could cite the fits2hdf Astronomy & Computing paper:

D.C. Price, B.R. Barsdell, L.J. Greenhill, HDFITS: Porting the FITS data model to HDF5,
Astronomy and Computing, Available online 22 May 2015, ISSN 2213-1337,
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ascom.2015.05.001.

fits2hdf makes use of a few excellent packages:

  • Astropy, a community-developed core Python package for Astronomy].
  • h5py, a Pythonic interface to the HDF5 binary data format.

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