An affiliated package is an astronomy-related Python package that is not part of the astropy core package, but has affiliate package to be included as part of the Astropy Project community. These packages demonstrate a commitment to Astropy’s goals of improving reuse, interoperability, and interface standards for Python astronomy and astrophysics packages. If you are developer interested in signing up as an affiliated package, details are in the Becoming an Affiliated Package section.
If you do not have Anaconda or wish to install from source, for most affiliated packages, downloading the source code and doing python setup. That said, affiliated packages are developed independently of the Astropy core library. Affiliated Packages Registry The following table lists all currently registered affiliated packages. They are determined from the json file, which is the actual authoritative registry. A library of assorted optical astronomy and astrophysics tools.
A «precursor» of sorts, in the process of getting ported to Astropy. A library primarily concerned with celestial coordinates and other transformations. Provided some of the inspiration for astropy’s coordinates package. Be written in a way that is readable and understandable by others. While not a strict requirement, we also provide coding guidelines that will make your code easier to read by members of the community. This facilitates re-use of code and sharing of resources. Have documentation that adequately explains the use of the package.
Additionally, user-facing classes and functions should all have docstrings. We suggest using sphinx, with the numpydoc-like docstring standards used by astropy, but this is not a strict requirement as long as the documentation is of comparable quality. Make a best-effort to include an easy-to-run test suite that covers its intended functionality. We realize this is not always possible, but when it is, a test suite is a crucial element of stable software and reproducible science. Ideally be compatible with Python 3. The recommended route is to use the six package if you want to also be Python 2-compatible. Be open to contributions from others.
In addition, you should make an effort to connect with the Astropy developer community, including developers from the core astropy package or any related affiliated packages. If your package is determined to meet the above standards, it will be accepted and added to the affiliated package registry. Note however that if packages become unmaintained or do not meet the standards anymore, they may be removed from the list of affiliated packages. Package Template If you are considering creating a new astronomy package and would like it to be an Astropy affiliated package, we provide a package template to make it much easier to meet these standards.
We recommend that you join the astropy-affiliated-maintainers mailing list to be kept informed of updates to the package template, as well as to have any dicussions related to setting up affiliated packages. Adventure, escape, backpacking, world travel, hotels, exotic locations. Is all of this in your wheelhouse? These words are starting to appear more and more across the internet. People are clamoring to know everything there is to know on these travel topics. Websites dedicated to travel are becoming more and more popular, and many of them are funded solely through affiliate marketing. One very good reason may be that the travel industry is continually growing.
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