What’s New in Astropy 0.1

This was the initial version of Astropy, released on June 19, 2012. It was released primarily as a “developer preview” for developers interested in working directly on Astropy, on affiliated packages, or on other software that might integrate with Astropy.

Astropy 0.1 integrated several existing packages under a single astropy package with a unified installer, including:

It also added the beginnings of the astropy.cosmology package, and new common data structures for science data in the astropy.nddata and astropy.table packages.

It also laid much of the groundwork for Astropy’s installation and documentation frameworks, as well as tools for managing configuration and data management. These facilities are designed to be shared by Astropy’s affiliated packages in the hopes of providing a framework on which other Astronomy-related Python packages can build.