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Paper: MPDAF - A Python Package for the Analysis of VLT/MUSE Data
Volume: 521, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XXVI
Page: 545
Authors: Piqueras, L.; Conseil, S.; Shepherd, M.; Bacon, R.; Leclercq, F.; Richard, a. J.
Abstract: MUSE (Multi Unit Spectroscopic Explorer) is an integral-field spectrograph mounted on the Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile and made available to the European community since October 2014. The Centre de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon has developed dedicated software to help MUSE users analyze the reduced data. In this paper we introduce MPDAF, the MUSE Python Data Analysis Framework, based on several well-known Python libraries (Numpy, Scipy, Matplotlib, Astropy) which offers new tools to manipulate MUSE-specific data. We present different examples showing how this Python package may be useful for MUSE data analysis.
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