[Spice_discussion] Python support for SPICE

Bridgman, William T. William.T.Bridgman at nasa.gov
Fri Sep 26 05:45:22 PDT 2014


What level of support does your wrapper provide for the SPICE interface?  

I was just taking a  look to see if it might be under more active development and a suitable replacement for the existing wrapper I use (linked earlier).  That version at the very least supports furnsh, utc2et, et2utc, spkpos (the ones I actively use in my codes).

Looking at your source tree, it’s unclear if your wrapper is more complete.

Can you clarify?

On Sep 25, 2014, at 6:50 PM, Chris Piker <chris-piker at uiowa.edu> wrote:

> Bill Thompson
> There have been two unofficial python wrappers generated for spice. Here's mine if you want it:
> https://saturn.physics.uiowa.edu/svn/util/python/trunk/pspice/
> And I know there is another one floating around.  I'll be curious to hear if we will be getting an official pySpice some day.
> --
> Chris
> On 09/25/2014 05:35 PM, William Thompson wrote:
>> The Solar Orbiter project is planning on using SPICE kernels for their
>> orbit and attitude files.  Solar scientists have traditionally used IDL
>> for their data analysis, and SPICE is well supported in IDL.  However,
>> there's a desire in a number of teams to start using Python instead.
>> What's the status of incorporating the SPICE software into Python?
>> Bill Thompson
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