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Bug#657957: ITP: starlink-libast -- Handle World Coordinate Systems in Astronomy

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Ole Streicher <debian@liska.ath.cx>
X-Debbugs-Cc: debian-devel@lists.debian.org, debian-science@lists.debian.org

* Package name    : starlink-libast
  Version         : 6.0.1
  Upstream Author : David Berry, R.F. Warren-Smith
* URL             : www.starlink.ac.uk/ast
* License         : LGPLv2+
  Programming Lang: C
  Description     : Handle World Coordinate Systems in Astronomy
 AST implements an object oriented model for describing physical
 coordinate systems, and the transformations that exist between them.
 It provides a comprehensive range of facilities for attaching world
 coordinate systems (WCS) to astronomical data and for retrieving and
 manipulating that information.
 It has built-in intelligence for identifying types of celestial,
 spectral, time and other coordinate systems (including
 compound systems that combine axes of different types)
 and determining how to transform between them. This
 allows general purpose code to be written that makes no
 assumptions about the nature of the coordinate systems.

The package is originally called "AST" and builds a library "libast". A
library of that Name is already in Debian (libast -- the Library of
Assorted Spiffy Things); however this is orphaned since 2008; see

This package is built in preparation to build saods9

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