SunPy 0.2#

It has been a busy year but a lot of code later SunPy version 0.2.0 has arrived! This new version of SunPy is quite a change from the old 0.1 release, a few things have changed that make it not backwards compatible, however we feel that the changes are for the better! 14 people have helped to make this release of SunPy a big step forwards, between them they have added 1200 commits to the GitHub page.

Below is the main features that have been added for this release:

  • Completely re-written plotting routines for most of the core datatypes.

  • JPEG 2000 support as an input file type.

  • Improved documentation for much of the code base, including re-written installation instructions.

  • New lightcurve object

  • LYRA support

  • GOES/XRS support

  • SDO/EVE support

  • New Spectrum and Spectrogram object (in development)

  • Spectrogram plotting routines

  • Callisto spectrum type and support

  • STEREO/SWAVES support

  • Map Object

  • Added support for LASCO, Yohkoh/XRT maps

  • A new CompositeMap object for overlaying maps

  • Resample method

  • Superpixel method

  • The addition of the rotate() method for 2D maps.

The people who have contributed to this release are:

  • Florian Mayer

  • Keith Hughitt

  • Jack Ireland

  • Steven Christe

  • Stuart Mumford

  • Albert Shih

  • Matt Earnshaw

  • Nicky Chorley

  • David Perez-Suarez

  • Andrew Inglis

  • Russell Hewett

  • Thomas Robitaille

  • Jordan Ballew

  • Arseniy Kustov

Thanks to all of them, and may version 0.2 prove very useful to you.