Debian Astro Development packages

C/C++ development packages for astronomy

This metapackage will install Debian Astro packages which might be helpful for the development of (mainly C/C++) astronomical applications. Note that Java, Python and Tcl/Tk packages are not included here; they can be installed by selecting the according tasks.

Official Debian packages with high relevance

Package Version Description
aoflagger-dev 3.0.0-2 Find RFI in radio astronomical observations (development files)
casacore-dev 3.0.0-4 CASA core library development files
giza-dev 0.9.4-3 Lightweight scientific plotting library (development files)
libastro-fits-cfitsio-perl 1.11-2 Perl extension for using the cfitsio library
libastrometry-dev 0.93+dfsg-1 New upstream version 0.94 available Astrometry plate solver (development files)
libatlas-dev 3.10.3-1 New upstream version 3.11.41 available Automatically Tuned Linear Algebra Software, C header files
libccfits-dev 2.4+dfsg-3 static library for I/O with FITS format data files
libcfitsio-dev 4.3.1-1 New upstream version 4.4.0 available library for I/O with FITS format data files (development files)
libchealpix-dev 3.11.4-2 HEALPix representation of spherical data - C development library
libcpl-dev 7.1.3-1 ESO library for automated astronomical data-reduction
liberfa-dev 2.0.1-1 Essential Routines for Fundamental Astronomy (development files)
libfftw3-dev 3.3.10-1 Library for computing Fast Fourier Transforms - development
libgnuastro-dev 0.8-1 GNU Astronomy Utilities development files
libgsl-dev 2.6+dfsg-2 GNU Scientific Library (GSL) -- development package
libgyoto6-dev 1.2.0-2 development files for libgyoto
libhdf5-dev 1.14.3+repack1-1~exp3 New upstream version 1.14.3 available HDF5 - development files - serial version
libhealpix-cxx-dev 3.80.0-5 New upstream version 3.82.0 available representation of spherical data - C++ development library
libhealpix-dev 3.60+ds-1 New upstream version 3.82 available HEALPix representation of spherical data - Fortran development library
liblapack-dev 3.5.0-4 Library of linear algebra routines 3 - static version
liblorene-dev 0.0.0~cvs20161116+dfsg-1 development files for the LORENE framework for numerical relativity
libnexstar-dev 0.15-1 Celestron/SkyWatcher telescope control library development files
libnova-dev 0.16-2 development files for libnova astronomical library
libplplot-dev 5.15.0+dfsg2-9 Scientific plotting library (development files)
libpluto-jpl-eph-dev 0.0~git20180228-1.1 development files to interact with JPL ephemeres data
libpluto-lunar-dev 0.0~git20180825.e34c1d1-1 New upstream version 0.0~git20240422.030ef4a available development files for astronomical Lunar library
libpurify-dev 2.0.0-4 New upstream version 4.0.0-alpha available Routines for radio interferometric imaging (development files)
libqfits-dev 6.2.0-8 Development files for libqfits
libsopt-dev 2.0.0-2 New upstream version 4.0.0 available Development package for Sparse OPTimisation library
libwcstools-dev 3.9.0+dfsg-1 Handle the WCS of a FITS image (development files)
postgresql-pgsphere 1.1.1+2018.10.13-1 New upstream version 1.5.0 available Spherical data types for PostgreSQL
postgresql-q3c 1.6.0-1 PostgreSQL extension used for indexing the sky
voro++-dev 0.5+revert-to-0.4.6+dfsg1-1 library for the computation of the Voronoi diagram (dev files)
wcslib-dev 8.2.2+ds-3 Header files and static library for wcslib and pgsbox
wsclean-dev 3.4-1 Fast generic widefield interferometric imager (development files)

Official Debian packages with lower relevance

Package Version Description
slang-cfitsio 0.4.7~pre.19-1 read and write FITS files from S-Lang

Debian packages in contrib or non-free

Package Version Description
libpgsbox-dev 4.24-1 (contrib) Header files and static library for libpgsbox
pgplot5 5.2.2-19.5 (non-free) large subroutine library for plotting scientific data