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Re: Bug#141345: ITP: sextractor -- Builds a catalogue of objects from an astronomical image.

On Sat, 6 Apr 2002, Russell Coker wrote:

>What does a sex tractor have to do with astronomy?
>What is a sex tractor anyway?  A google search turned up some amusing 
>results, especially the first one, but didn't seem to describe what you are 

I've never been able to tell whether the author of the software has an
interesting sense of humour or not. sextractor stands for Source
Extractor, it's usually referred to as SExtractor but he went and named
the binary 'sex' so jokes abound in the astronomy community about 'doing
sex', etc,.. I must admit i haven't heard the 'sex tractor' gag before, i
dread to think what comes up in a google search for that... Full details
are given in the URL in the ITP for anyone interested.

Stephen Quinney

>On Fri, 5 Apr 2002 18:04, Stephen Quinney wrote:
>> Package: wnpp
>> Version: N/A; reported 2002-04-05
>> Severity: wishlist
>> * Package name    : sextractor
>>   Version         : 2.2.2
>>   Upstream Author : E. Bertin <bertin@iap.fr>
>> * URL             : http://terapix.iap.fr/soft/sextractor/index.html
>> * License         : Other (see below)
>>   Description     : Builds a catalogue of objects from an astronomical
>> image.
>> License:
>> This software is Copyrighted (C) E.BERTIN 1994-2001
>> It is freely distributable.
>> If you make any change to this program, please indicate it clearly
>> in the source and rename the executable to something else.
>>  ******************************************************************
>>  * This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,*
>>  * but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of *
>>  ******************************************************************

-------- "They sought it with thimbles, they sought it with care; --------
            They pursued it with forks and hope;
          They threatened its life with a railway-share;
----------- They charmed it with smiles and soap." -----------------------

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