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task #13574: Utility to do arithmetic operations on images

Submitted by:  Mohammad Akhlaghi <makhlaghi>
Submitted on:  Mon 20 Apr 2015 11:36:21 AM UTC  
Should Start On:  Sun 19 Apr 2015 03:00:00 PM UTC Should be Finished on:  Sun 19 Apr 2015 03:00:00 PM UTC
Category:  Arithmetic Priority:  7 - High
Item Group:  None Status:  Done
Privacy:  Public Percent Complete:  100%
Assigned to:  Mohammad Akhlaghi <makhlaghi> Open/Closed:  Closed
Effort:  0.00

Tue 21 Apr 2015 11:33:01 AM UTC, comment #2: 

== Just a brainstorm ==

If it is decided to add functions (like where below), then add simple statistical functions too, for example `min' or `max'.

Adding functions will be hard work, but it will be extremely useful.

For example

$ astimgop -afile1.fits -bfile2.fits --output=out.fits \

I know this is a lot of hard work! but Just for a brainstorm!

Mohammad Akhlaghi <makhlaghi>
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Tue 21 Apr 2015 09:36:04 AM UTC, comment #1: 

==New suggestion==
Also adding an ability like Numpy's `where' function in Python would be really convenient to only do operations on certain pixels in an image.

For example

Generally, what I have in mind would look something like the following.

ImageOperator (astimgop)

Multiple operations can be done with one command (separated by `;' like in C). The output will be the result of the final operation.

$ astimgop -afile1.fits -bfile2.fits --output=out.fits \

or for the suggestion above and using multiple statements:

$ astimgop -afile1.fits -bfile2.fits --output=out.fits \

Mohammad Akhlaghi <makhlaghi>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Mon 20 Apr 2015 11:36:21 AM UTC, original submission:  

This utility should get any number of input images and do any form of operations on them including arithmetic operations (to add, subtract or multiply images) or bitwise operations (mainly used in masks for astronomical data).

For a start the syntax can use prefix notation:


or prefix notation:


The good thing with these two notations is taht there is no need for parenthesis. There are also converters of infix notation (the ordinary method where parenthesis are needed for unambiguous results) to postfix notation, for example the Shunting-yard algorithm:


There is a very nice explanation with a full program here:


Mohammad Akhlaghi <makhlaghi>
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