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static library for I/O with FITS format data files

FITS (Flexible Image Transport System) is a data format most used in astronomy. cfitsio is a library of ANSI C routines for reading and writing FITS format data files. A set of Fortran-callable wrapper routines are also included for the convenience of Fortran programmers.

This package contains what you need for compiling sources that use this library in your own code. It also contains example source files that demonstrate the use of cfitsio.

Package version:3.006-1.3


To compile some of the example programs included here, copy the example 
C program to your directory, and then complile it. For say the listhead 
program, after copying:

$ gcc listhead.c -o listhead -lcfitsio -lm

Some documentation on the example C files can be found in the cfitsio-doc 

Gopal Narayanan <>


cfitsio3 (3.006-1.3) unstable; urgency=low

  * Non-maintainer upload.
  * Fix FTBFS: Replace "#undefine" by "#undef" on arm
  * Fix FTBFS: Replace "elif" by "else" on mips

 -- Andreas Barth <>  Sun, 26 Nov 2006 21:16:09 +0100

cfitsio3 (3.006-1.2) unstable; urgency=low

  * Non-maintainer upload.
  * Fixing FTBFS on some arches with taking upstream changelog.
    Closes: #3976


                   Log of Changes Made to CFITSIO

Version 3.006 - 20 February 2006  -(first full release of v3)

  - enhanced the 'col' extended filename syntax to support keyword name
    expressions like
       [col error=sqrt(rate); #TUNIT# = 'counts/s'], 
    in which the trailing '#' will be replaced by the column number
    of the most recently referenced column.
  - fixed bug in the p


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