Python bindings for casacore, a library used in radio astronomy
Python C++ Shell
Clone or download
Fetching latest commit…
Cannot retrieve the latest commit at this time.
Permalink
Failed to load latest commit information.
.travis
casacore
doc
pyrap
src
tests
vagrant
.coveragerc Modified coveragerc file May 8, 2017
.dockerignore
.gitignore
.travis.yml
CHANGELOG.md
LICENSE
MANIFEST.in
README.rst
Vagrantfile
setup.py

README.rst

python-casacore

Python-casacore is a set of Python bindings for casacore, a c++ library used in radio astronomy. Python-casacore replaces the old pyrap.

The python-casacore documentation can be found on casacore.github.io/python-casacore.

https://travis-ci.org/casacore/python-casacore.svg?branch=master https://coveralls.io/repos/github/casacore/python-casacore/badge.svg?branch=master

Installation

Ubuntu 16.04

The easiest way to start using python-casacore is to enable the KERN suite repository and install the binary package

$ sudo apt-get install software-properties-common
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kernsuite/kern-3
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install python-casacore

from source

install these requirements:

On ubuntu you can install these with:

  • enable the KERN suite

  • install build dependencies:

    $ apt-get install casacore-dev python-numpy \
        python-setuptools libboost-python-dev libcfitsio3-dev wcslib-dev
    
  • compile and install:

    $ python ./setup.py install
    
  • if you need to supply compile parameters, for example if you have your casacore library installed in a different location have a look at the build_ext help:

    $ python ./setup.py build_ext -h
    

    For example, if casacore is installed in /opt/local/, you can specify the library path and include path with:

    $ python ./setup.py build_ext -I/opt/local/include -L/opt/local/lib
    
    $ python ./setup.py install
    

Using pip

python-casacore is also available trough pip. Note that you need to manually satisfy the requirements mentioned above:

$ pip install python-casacore

Support

if you have any problems, suggestions or questions please open an issue on the python-casacore github issue tracker.

Credits