Funtools, is a minimal buy-in FITS library and utility package from the SAO/HEAD R&D group.
Version : 1.2.3
Author(s) : SAO/HEAD (email@example.com)
License : GPL
Website : http://hea-www.harvard.edu/RD/funtools/
Installs from Open Source Astronomy for Mac OS X cd 1
Disk space required for installation is 21.47 Mb
We therefore have built a suite of easily mastered tools to promote initial quantitative understanding of astronomical data before moving on to more complex traditional analysis systems. Our tools are based on a simplified FITS library that offers essential FITS access without the complexity of existing libraries. We also have built a sophisticated region filtering library (compatible with our SAOtng and IRAF regions) that filters images and tables using boolean operations between geometric shapes, support world coordinates, etc.