Tinyfits is a software library which allows in-memory manipulation of FITS data, while providing a simple interface to the commonly used CFITSIO functionality. This package is intended for reading and writing FITS images, tables, and headers; and provides convenient structures for passing data to other software. We created this project in conjunction with the SExtractor library, so in-memory image structures are identical.
The initial CVS version of tinyfits is available here.
The Tinyfits Sourceforge project area is here. The Tinyfits project has been developed in conjunction with the SExtractor API library. Together these libraries allow faster image processing and manipulation of astronomical FITS images by reducing file access, and enabling integration with other C code.
This initial Los Alamos brand of this project is maintained by Dan Starr. All questions and comments are welcome.