MPDAF, the MUSE Python Data Analysis Framework, is an open-source (BSD
licensed) Python package, developed and maintained by CRAL and partially funded by the ERC advanced grant
339659-MUSICOS (see Authors and Credits for more details). It
has been developed and used in the MUSE Consortium for several years, and is available freely for
It provides tools to work with MUSE-specific data (raw data, pixel tables,
etc.), and with more general data like spectra, images and data cubes. Although
its main use is to work with MUSE data, it is also possible to use it with other
data, for example HST images.
MPDAF also provides MUSELET, a SExtractor-based tool to detect emission lines in
a datacube, and a format to gather all the information on a source in one FITS
Bug reports, comments, and help with development are very welcome.
MPDAF 3.0 requires Python 3.5 or later. It is the first version that supports
only Python 3. Older versions can
be installed for users that still need Python 2.