The Astropy Project is a community effort to develop a common core package for Astronomy in Python and foster an ecosystem of interoperable astronomy packages.
The core astropy package contains functionality aimed at professional astronomers and astrophysicists, but may be useful to anyone developing astronomy software. The Astropy Project also includes “affiliated packages,” Python packages that are not necessarily developed by the core development team, but share the goals of Astropy, and often build from the core package’s code and infrastructure.
The astropy package (alternatively known as the “core” package) contains various classes, utilities, and a packaging framework intended to provide commonly-used astronomy tools.
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