A General Package of Software to Manipulate FITS Files


  • FTOOLS 6.30.1 released. (11 April 2022)

  • HEASoftPy: A Python interface to HEASoft (Beta)
  • HEASoft & Docker: Install HEASoft in a Docker container
  • Hera: Run HEASOFT (FTOOLS + XANADU) tasks on the Hera servers at the HEASARC instead of installing the software locally.
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If FTOOLS has been useful in your research, please reference this site (http://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/ftools) and use the ASCL reference for HEASoft [ascl:1408.004] or the ASCL reference for the original FTOOLs paper [ascl:9912.002]:

Blackburn, J. K. 1995, in ASP Conf. Ser., Vol. 77, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems IV, ed. R. A. Shaw, H. E. Payne, and J. J. E. Hayes (San Francisco: ASP), 367.

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