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Implementation of the FITS WCS standard

WCSLIB is a C library, supplied with a full set of Fortran wrappers, that implements the "World Coordinate System" (WCS) standard in FITS (Flexible Image Transport System).

The FITS data format is widely used within the international astronomical community, from the radio to gamma-ray regimes, for data interchange and archive, and also increasingly as an online format.

This package contains what you need to run programs that use this library.



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Debian: Ole Streicher <olebole@debian.org>

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18 September 2014


License: lgpl-3

LGPL-3 WCSLIB 4.23 - an implementation of the FITS WCS standard. Copyright (C) 1995-2014, Mark Calabretta

WCSLIB is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

WCSLIB is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU Lesser General Public License for more details.

On Debian systems, the full text of the GNU Lesser General Public License version 3 can be found in the file `/usr/share/common- licenses/LGPL-3'.

Correspondence concerning WCSLIB may be directed to: Internet email: mcalabre@atnf.csiro.au Postal address: Dr. Mark Calabretta Australia Telescope National Facility, CSIRO PO Box 76


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Debian (Ref) (R)https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/wcslib

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Date 2015-07-17
Source Debian
Source link http://packages.debian.org/sid/wcslib


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