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Python library to read from and write to FITS files

This package provides a Python library for reading from and writing to FITS files using the CFITSIO library. Among other things, it can

  • read and write image, binary, and ascii table extensions;

  • read arbitrary subsets of tables in a lazy manner;

  • query the rows and columns of a table;

  • read and write header keywords;

  • read and write Gzip files.


Install the latest version of python-fitsio as follows:

guix install python-fitsio

Or install a particular version:

guix install python-fitsio@1.2.0

You can also install packages in augmented, pure or containerized environments for development or simply to try them out without polluting your user profile. See the guix shell documentation for more information.