FITSio: FITS (Flexible Image Transport System) Utilities

Utilities to read and write files in the FITS (Flexible Image Transport System) format, a standard format in astronomy (see e.g. <> for more information). Present low-level routines allow: reading, parsing, and modifying FITS headers; reading FITS images (multi-dimensional arrays); reading FITS binary and ASCII tables; and writing FITS images (multi-dimensional arrays). Higher-level functions allow: reading files composed of one or more headers and a single (perhaps multidimensional) image or single table; reading tables into data frames; generating vectors for image array axes; scaling and writing images as 16-bit integers. Known incompletenesses are reading random group extensions, as well as complex and array descriptor data types in binary tables.

Version: 2.1-6
Depends: R (≥ 3.0.0)
Published: 2021-04-03
DOI: 10.32614/CRAN.package.FITSio
Author: Andrew Harris
Maintainer: Andrew Harris <harris at>
License: GPL-2 | GPL-3 [expanded from: GPL (≥ 2)]
NeedsCompilation: no
Materials: ChangeLog
In views: ChemPhys
CRAN checks: FITSio results


Reference manual: FITSio.pdf


Package source: FITSio_2.1-6.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
macOS binaries: r-release (arm64): FITSio_2.1-6.tgz, r-oldrel (arm64): FITSio_2.1-6.tgz, r-release (x86_64): FITSio_2.1-6.tgz, r-oldrel (x86_64): FITSio_2.1-6.tgz
Old sources: FITSio archive


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