astrool is an open source pure Python package dedicated to problems arising in life of day to day Astronomy, such as orbit propagation, night sky plotting, analemma plotting, conversion between position and velocity vectors and classical orbital elements and orbit plotting. It is released under the MIT license.
Type in your terminal:
$ python3 -m pip install --index-url https://test.pypi.org/simple/ astrool
And woohoo! You just got your 0.1dev0 version of astrool!
astrool requires the following Python packages:
- NumPy, for basic numerical routines
- Astropy, for physical units and time handling
- ephem, for the planetary ephemerides using SPICE kernels
If installed correctly, the tests can be run using pytest:
$ python -c "import astrool.testing; astrool.testing.test()" Running unit tests for astrool [...] OK $
If the installation fails or you find something that doesn't work as expected, please open an issue in the issue tracker.
astrool is a community project, hence all contributions are more than welcome! For more information, head to CONTRIBUTING.rst.
Release announcements and general discussion take place on our mailing list. Feel free to join!
astrool is released under the MIT license, hence allowing commercial use of the library. Please refer to the COPYING file.
What's up with the name?
astrool is made up of astro + tools. So basically, we are trying to come up with an aggregated software.
What's the future of the project?
astrool is a very new project and we aim to develop it further so that it can become one package for all in basic astronomy.