Abstract : Create publication-quality plots of astronomical imaging data

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Homepage : http://aplpy.github.com

Version: 0.9.5

APLpy (the Astronomical Plotting Library in Python) is a Python module aimed at producing publication-quality plots of astronomical imaging data in FITS format. The module uses Matplotlib, a powerful and interactive plotting package. It is capable of creating output files in several graphical formats, including EPS, PDF, PS, PNG, and SVG.

Main features

  • Make plots interactively or using scripts
  • Show grayscale, colorscale, and 3-color RGB images of FITS files
  • Generate co-aligned FITS cubes to make 3-color RGB images
  • Overlay any number of contour sets
  • Overlay markers with fully customizable symbols
  • Plot customizable shapes like circles, ellipses, and rectangles
  • Overlay coordinate grids
  • Customize the appearance of labels and ticks
  • Hide, show, and remove different contour and marker layers
  • Pan, zoom, and save any view as a full publication-quality plot
  • Save plots as EPS, PDF, PS, PNG, and SVG

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