SAo Software from the High Energy Astrophysics Division at CfA

Table of Contents

  • Recent News

  • Current Projects

  • Past Projects

  • Contributers

    Recent News

  • 23 July 2013
    The public release xpa version 2.1.15 is available here. Please upgrade at your convenience.

  • 7 June 2012
    The public release xpa version 2.1.14 is available here. Please upgrade at your convenience.

  • 22 September 2011
    A minor bug fix was made to the np2arr routine in pyds9 version 1.2 to ensure that the array is sent to ds9 in C (row-major) order. Also added support for displaying int8, uint16, uint32, and int64 data. Its available here. Please upgrade at your convenience.

  • 21 March 2011
    A minor bug fix was made to the np2arr routine in pyds9 version 1.2.0 when sending non-square arrays to ds9. Its available here. Please upgrade at your convenience.

  • 16 December 2010
    The public release pyds9 version 1.2.0 is available here. Please upgrade at your convenience.

  • 25 August 2010
    The public release pyds9 version 1.1.0 is available here. Please upgrade at your convenience.

  • 26 January 2010
    The public release xpa version 2.1.12 is available here. Please upgrade at your convenience.

  • 2 November 2008
    Development of funtools has been discontinued. Read the email here. A minimally-supported version is still available here .

  • 25 January 2008
    The public release zhtools version 3.0.4 is available here. Please upgrade at your convenience.

    Current Software Projects

    Software to benefit the astronomical community and especially the X-ray astronomy community. Current software projects include:

  • DS9: the latest in our line of astronomical image display programs
  • XPA: simple, seamless communication between many types of programs (e.g., Unix, X, Tcl/Tk)
  • Zhtools: stand-alone tools to process FITS astronomical images and X-ray data in general, developed by Alexey Vikhlinin
  • Past Projects

  • Funtools: FITS library and analysis programs that hide the complexity of FITS
  • NCL: IRAF cl with tcsh-style line editing
  • SAOtng: "the next generation" of astronomical image display (after saoimage, prior to DS9)
  • ASSIST: a uniform interface to software and information (in collaboration with Mark S. Ackerman)
  • Everyday Classroom Tools: an inquiry-based science curriculum for kindergarten through sixth grade
  • Contributers

  • Bill Joye
  • Eric Mandel
  • Alexey Vikhlinin
  • You can send mail to:

  • saord@cfa.harvard.edu

  • eric@cfa.harvard.edu
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