A Python Wrapper for the Montage Mosaic Engine

Montage is written in C for performance, but there are many Python programmers in astronomy who have asked if they can use Montage with Python. Yes, it turns out they can, through the good offices of Tom Robitaille at the Center for Astrophysics. He has written Python-montage, a python module that “provides a Python API to the Montage Astronomical Image Mosaic Engine, including both functions to access individual Montage commands, and high-level functions to facilitate mosaicking and reprojecting.” Tom’s release page, which includes a gzipped tar file for download, describes how to install the module and provides an example of how to use it.

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