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FITS - Flexible Image Transport System
This project focuses on building a Haskell native parser for FITS files. This file format is used widely by Astronomers and those analyzing astronomical data. There is currently a C library called
fitsio and a Haskell wrapper for the library. However, this library can be cumbersome to use and the Haskell bindings are very thin and close to the metal of the
fitsio library. This project focuses on providing good Haskell bindings and datatypes by implementing the FITS spec directly in Haskell, without the need for a C library. The reference for this work comes from NASA in the US. Conformance is currently limited to the Version 4.0 specification with no extensions. See the NASA site for more details and to download the spec.
You can build the Haddocks for offline use with
stack build --haddock.
To build the readthedocs docs you need
sphinx. To install it
locally for a single user use
pip with the
--user option to install
Alternatively, on Ubuntu you can install the