The CPL recipe python interface

This is a non-official python module to access CPL recipes. It is not meant as part of the CPL or the MUSE pipeline software, but may be useful for testing and analysis.

“The Common Pipeline Library (CPL) consists of a set of C libraries, which have been developed to standardise the way VLT instrument pipelines are built, to shorten their development cycle and to ease their maintenance. The Common Pipeline Library was not designed as a general purpose image processing library, but rather to address two primary requirements. The first of these was to provide an interface to the VLT pipeline runtime- environment. The second was to provide a software kit of medium-level tools, which allows astronomical data-reduction tasks to be built rapidly.” [ESO]


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