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Library offering easy access to FITS files

FITS (Flexible Image Transport System) is a data format most used in astronomy.

qfits is a stand-alone library written in C to interact with files complying with the FITS format. It is fast and portable over any kind of POSIX-compliant platform. Functionalities offered by this library are: * Header queries (get keywords, values). * Header manipulation (load/modify/save). * Header/data offset queries. * Pixel loading/saving to memory. * Support for files of any dimension (NAXIS). * Support for FITS extensions, including ASCII and binary tables.

Package version:6.2.0-2


qfits: quick FITS library


qfits is a C library giving access to FITS file internals, both
for reading and writing. qfits was born from the need to have a
simple and efficient library to handle FITS files. It has been
initially designed to support any kind of FITS data stream, but
only relevant parts were implemented. New features and support


qfits (6.2.0-2) unstable; urgency=low

  * Add quilt support to manage patches.
  * Add 01-open-o_creat.diff to pass a mode to open() used with O_CREAT
    (closes: bug#560591).
  * Don't ignore error on make clean.
  * Move the homepage to its own pseudo-header field.
  * Bump Standards-Version to 3.8.3.

 -- Aurelien Jarno <>  Wed, 16 Dec 2009 18:02:57 +0100

qfits (6.2.0-1) un


This package was debianized by Aurelien Jarno <> on
Fri, 03 Nov 2006 00:19:21 +0100.

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Upstream Author: Yves Jung <>


Copyright (C) 2001-2007 European Southern Observatory

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as publ

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