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Python wrappers for SBIG (tm) Universal Driver

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Python wrappers for SBIG (tm) Universal Driver

This is a Python wrapper to SBIG (tm) Universal Driver libraries for Linux.

The installation is easily done using setuptools easy_install script, which will check the required Python packages and install install any if necessary.

easy_install python-sbigudrv

To install this package you will need:

Numpy >= 1.0.3.

SWIG (optionally, but recommended). Only if you need to regenerate the included pre-generated wrapper.

libusb. It’s widely available. It works with the stable (0.1) version, not the new in development 1.0.

You’ll also need Python developer package.

On Ubuntu, use the following to install all dependencies:

sudo apt-get install python-dev python-numpy swig libusb-dev


Paulo Henrique Silva <>, Astrophysics Group, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina.


Copyright 2008 Paulo Henrique Silva <>

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the “License”); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an “AS IS” BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.


This is project is not sponsored or endorsed by Santa Barbara Instrument Group, Inc.

This package contains the original SBIG (tm) libraries for Linux kindly packaged by Jan Soldan, Astronomical Institute, Ondrejov, Czech Republic.

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