fpack - FITS image compression and decompression utilities

Property Value
Distribution CentOS 6
Repository PUIAS Computational i386
Package name fpack
Package version 3.360
Package release 1.sdl6
Package architecture i686
Package type rpm
Installed size 565.29 KB
Download size 492.50 KB
Official Mirror springdale.math.ias.edu
fpack optimally compresses FITS format images and funpack restores them
to the original state.
* Integer format images are losslessly compressed using the Rice
compression algorithm.
* typically 30% better compression than GZIP
* about 3 times faster compression speed than GZIP
* about the same uncompression speed as GUNZIP
* Floating-point format images are compressed with a lossy algorithm
* truncates the image pixel noise by a user-specified amount to
produce much higher compression than by lossless techniques
* the precision of scientific measurements in the compressed image
(relative to those in the original image) depends on the selected
amount of compression


Package Version Architecture Repository
fpack-3.360-1.sdl6.x86_64.rpm 3.360 x86_64 PUIAS Computational
fpack - - -


Name Value
cfitsio = 3.360-1.sdl6
libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.4) -
libcfitsio.so.2 -
libm.so.6 -
libm.so.6(GLIBC_2.0) -
libpthread.so.0 -
libpthread.so.0(GLIBC_2.0) -
libz.so.1 -
rtld(GNU_HASH) -


Name Value
fpack = 3.360-1.sdl6
fpack(x86-32) = 3.360-1.sdl6


Type URL
Binary Package fpack-3.360-1.sdl6.i686.rpm
Source Package cfitsio-3.360-1.sdl6.src.rpm

Install Howto

  1. Download latest puias-computational rpm from
  2. Install puias-computational rpm:
    # rpm -Uvh puias-computational*rpm
  3. Install fpack rpm package:
    # yum install fpack




See cfitsio-3.360-1.sdl6.i686.rpm changelog.

See Also

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