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Re: Bug#517945: ITP: libxray-absorption-perl -- x-ray absorption data for the elements

On Mon, 2 Mar 2009, Carlo Segre wrote:

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Carlo Segre <segre@debian.org>

* Package name    : libxray-absorption-perl
 Version         : 2.0.1
 Upstream Author : Bruce Ravel <bravel@bnl.gov>
* URL             : http://cars9.uchicago.edu/svn/libperlxray
* License         : Artistic
 Programming Lang: Perl
 Description     : x-ray absorption data for the elements

This module supports access to X-ray absorption data.  It is designed
to be a transparent interface to absorption data from a variety of
sources.  Currently, the only sources of data are the 1969 McMaster
tables, the 1999 Elam tables, the 1993 Henke tables, and the 1995
Chantler tables.  The Brennan-Cowen implementation of the
Cromer-Liberman tables is available as a drop-on-top addition to this
package.  More resources can be added easily.

Hi Carlo,

can you imagine applications where this "variety of sources" includes
x-ray data from medical care?  I'm wondering whether this package might
be an interesting target for the Debian Med physics task.  Or are the
ITPed packages rather targeting at particle physics and do not really
targeting at medical care?

IMHO it would not harm if you would add the answer to this question as
a separate paragraph to the description.

Kind regards



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