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Paper: Data Analysis Tools for JWST and Beyond
Volume: 523, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XXVIII
Page: 269
Authors: Ferguson, H.
Abstract: Data Analysis tools are essential for transforming data into knowledge. They are distinct from pipeline tools in that they usually require interaction and tailoring to specific scientific needs, but parts of the analysis process can often be turned into a pipeline after an initial exploratory phase. Data analysis tools for JWST are being added to the open-source Python+Astropy ecosystem, either as complete packages or as contributions to new packages. The tools include libraries to manipulate and transport complex geometric transformations (gWCS and ASDF), libraries for image analysis (imexam and photutils) and tools for analyzing spectroscopy (Specviz, MOSviz and Cubeviz). We provide a brief summary of the tools, highlighting areas that are ripe for collaboration.
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