What is it?
PyAstronomy is a collection of astronomy-related packages written in Python.
Currently, the following subpackages are available:
funcFit: A convenient fitting package providing support for minimization and MCMC sampling. modelSuite: A Set of astrophysical models (e.g., transit light-curve modeling), which can be used stand-alone or with funcFit. AstroLib: A set of useful routines including a number of ports from IDL's astrolib. Constants: The package provides a number of often-needed constants. Timing: Provides algorithms for timing analysis such as the Lomb-Scargle and the Generalized Lomb-Scargle periodogram pyaGUI: A collection of GUI tools for interactive work.
To install the latest release via pip from PyPI use
pip install PyAstronomy[occult]
pip install git+https://github.com/sczesla/PyAstronomy.git#egg=PyAstronomy[occult]
to install the current state from github including non-Python dependencies. Remove [occult] to skip these dependencies.
Alternatively, download the source and use
python setup.py [--with-ext] install
If you specify the
--with-ext flag, setup will try to
compile non-Python modules.
Documentation and further information
View the latest documentation on Read the Docs
Visit the documentation of the latest release:
Where not stated otherwise, PyAstronomy is released under the MIT license (see also documentation).