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Old October 12th 10, 02:02 PM posted to sci.astro.fits
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Default [fitsbits] APLpy 0.9.5 Release

We are pleased to announce the release of APLpy 0.9.5, which includes
many new features, bug fixes, and improvements.

APLpy is a Python module that makes it easy to interactively produce
publication-quality plots of astronomical images in FITS format. More
details are available at

This release includes new features such as the ability to show beams,
scalebars, colorbars, ds9 region files, and supports slicing of multi-
dimensional FITS cubes and smoothing of images/contours. More details
on the changes in this version are available in the release notes
available from the APLpy homepage.

We have created a quick reference guide to give users an overview of
all the methods available in APLpy:

An optional auto-installation script is now available to install APLpy
and all dependencies (except matplotlib and numpy). See the following
page for more details:

We have now created two Google Groups - one for announcements:

and one for user discussion:

The latter will now replace the APLpy forums. Bug reports and feature
requests should be submitted to the Sourceforge trackers at:

Please do not hesitate to let us know if you encounter any problems
with this release,


Thomas Robitaille, Eli Bressert, and Adam Ginsburg