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Library of IDL astronomy routines converted to Python.

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This package consists of Python replacements for functions that are part of the IDL® built-in library or part of astronomical IDL® libraries. The emphasis is on reproducing results of the astronomical library functions. Only the bare minimum of IDL® built-in functions are implemented to support this.

There are four astronomical libraries targeted:

This package affiliated with the astropy project and is registered with PyPI.

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This package was initially developed on the SDSS-III svn repository. It was moved to the new GitHub repository on 2013-03-06. The present location of the repository is .


PyDL is free software licensed under a 3-clause BSD-style license. For details see the LICENSE.rst file.

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