Download Options

Download the latest version from

Clone the repository using git (up coming)

Download from the Astro Common Library (up coming)

If you want to contribute, write to Nicolas Bouché.



  • Run python install;


  • Add the galpak parent directory to your PYTHONPATH.


The galpak module has been developed for Python 2.7. It does not mean that it won’t work with Python > 3.0, but it has not been tested. (it probably won’t without some tweaking, though)

The following are mandatory python modules that galpak depends upon :

  • numpy
  • scipy
  • astropy
  • matplotlib

The following are optional python modules that improves galpak functionalities :

pyfits and asciitable are now obsolete since v1.8.7

Development environment

This module also depends on unittest and nose for unit-testing. The benchmark module is used in benchmarking. The sphinx module is used to generate this documentation.