fpack - FITS image compression and decompression utilities

Property Value
Distribution CentOS 6
Repository PUIAS Computational x86_64
Package name fpack
Package version 3.360
Package release 1.sdl6
Package architecture x86_64
Package type rpm
Installed size 567.70 KB
Download size 493.50 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.i686.rpm 3.360 i686 PUIAS Computational
fpack - - -


Name Value
cfitsio = 3.360-1.sdl6
libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.4)(64bit) -
libcfitsio.so.2()(64bit) -
libm.so.6()(64bit) -
libm.so.6(GLIBC_2.2.5)(64bit) -
libpthread.so.0()(64bit) -
libpthread.so.0(GLIBC_2.2.5)(64bit) -
libz.so.1()(64bit) -
rtld(GNU_HASH) -


Name Value
fpack = 3.360-1.sdl6
fpack(x86-64) = 3.360-1.sdl6


Type URL
Binary Package fpack-3.360-1.sdl6.x86_64.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.x86_64.rpm changelog.

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