[Spice_discussion] Python support for SPICE

Acton, Charles H (392N) charles.h.acton at jpl.nasa.gov
Fri Sep 26 08:30:20 PDT 2014


Mark Showalter, manager of the PDS Rings Node, has also developed a Python
interface and is apparently willing to share it with others.  (NAIF has
not tried it.)

As to NAIF's making (finishing) an official, supported Python interface,
this is not a current activity due to numerous more pressing matters.

Chuck Acton

On 9/25/14 3:50 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:
>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.
>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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