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Paper: An IRAF-Independent Interface for Spatial-Region Descriptors
Volume: 77, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems IV
Page: 414
Authors: Schmidt, D.
Abstract: Regions for spatial masking are a valued part of PROS\@. To move toward open analysis software, we plan to make the PROS regions subsystem available from processes outside of IRAF\@. We also plan to make the region descriptor parsing system available for purposes beyond the creation of masks, such as an interface to an image display program, accepting a region descriptor and generating commands to display the region on an image. Last year, we put in place support for arbitrary actions using region descriptors. We discuss this architecture and its implications for opening up the use of regions. We then discuss the challenge of giving the subsystem an IRAF-independent interface.
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