First public release of APLpy

We are pleased to announce the first public beta release of APLpy, a python
module that makes it easy to interactively produce publication-quality plots
of astronomical images in FITS format. More details are available at


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About APLpy



APLpy (pronounced 'apple pie') can be used to:

     * Interactively or non-interactively produce publication-quality plots;
     * Show grayscale, colorscale, and 3-color RGB images;
     * Overlay any number of contour and marker sets;
     * Dynamically hide, show, and remove contour and marker layers;
     * Overlay coordinate grids;
     * Customize the appearance of labels and ticks;
     * Use LaTeX to typeset labels;
     * Pan, zoom, and save any view as a full publication-quality plot;
     * Save plots as EPS, PS, PDF, SVG, or PNG files;

Noting that APLpy is still in beta development, you may encounter bugs and/or
missing features. If this is the case, please let us know either by emailing
us at astropython@...287..., or by leaving a bug report or feature request in
the forums at:



Eli Bressert and Thomas Robitaille