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Subject: Re: [boost] [gsoc19][astronomy]
From: Pranam Lashkari (plashkari628_at_[hidden])
Date: 2019-01-29 18:41:27

I have added my project idea to the idea page[0].


Thank you,
Pranam Lashkari

On Wed, Jan 23, 2019 at 3:15 AM Pranam Lashkari <plashkari628_at_[hidden]>

> Hello everyone,
> Last year I worked on the new astronomy library[0] and successfully
> completed GSoC with the help of my mentor *Vinícius dos Santos Oliveira*.
> In last GSoC, I completed basic coordinate systems and FITS file reading.
> *Current State of the Library:*
> Currently, this library has 7 basic astronomical coordinate systems
> implemented (Alt-Az, CIRS, ICRS, Galactic, Geocentric, Heliocentric,
> Supergalactic) which as actually wrappers around Boost::Geometry.
> IO module provides support for FITS reading. Right now, It can read
> primary HDU and image extensions.
> Development during GSoC can be found on the master branch[1]
> To preserve all the development done during the period of GSoC a separate
> branch was created after completion of GSoC named "gsoc18"[2].
> All the development done after the period of GSoC can be found on
> develop branch[3]. No changes were merged to master after GSoC 18.
> *Idea for Boost GSoC19:*
> After communicating with the Boost::geometry community, integration of
> Boost::geometry and Boost::units is not supported and without using units
> scientific calculations are not error proof. As a result current coordinate
> systems can not be used with large projects as there are high possibilities
> of error. So this year I would like to implement Boost::unit with
> Boost::astronomy::coordinate to provide a robust astronomical coordinate
> system. Apart form this I would also complete the remaining parser for the
> FITS to read complete file including all types of extensions. I am
> targeting to complete the first coordinate system and FITS reader at the
> end of this GSoC and making this library ready for its first release.
> [0]:
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> Thank you,
> Pranam Lashkari

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