Following the Astropy/LSST summit in March and the completion of the subsequent SPIE paper (
DM-5444) I propose that we can now start using Astropy in LSST DM code. I am proposing to do this via a stub EUPS package as for numpy and scipy. No change is required to Jenkins or newinstall.sh as Astropy is already included because of a Sims dependency.
I propose we start with version 1.1 as the minimum acceptable version (this is the version that includes pandas support).
Astropy affiliated packages are not part of this RFC.