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  2. RFC-239

PropertyList should support missing values and possibly units

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    • Type: RFC
    • Status: Implemented
    • Resolution: Done
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      Description

      PropertyList is how we perform FITS header I/O, but it does not support missing values, which are used in FITS headers to indicate items that have unknown value.

      Furthermore, it would be nice to have support for units as a separate field, though for FITS headers one must include that information as part of the comment.

      I am not necessarily proposing to do this work, but I felt I could at least get permission for it to be done.

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            Watchers Russell Owen [ Russell Owen ] John Parejko, Russell Owen, Tim Jenness [ John Parejko, Russell Owen, Tim Jenness ]
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            Summary PropertyList should support comments and missing values PropertyList should missing values and possibly units
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            Description PropertyList is how we perform FITS header I/O, but it is missing two important features for FITS files:
            - It does not support comments
            - It does not support missing values (which are in FITS headers used to indicate items that have unknown value).

            Furthermore, it would be nice to have support for units.

            I further propose that PropertySet gain support for comments and units (and missing values if practical, to keep the differences between PropertyList and PropertySet small).

            I am not necessarily proposing to do this work, but I felt I could at least get permission for it to be done.
            PropertyList is how we perform FITS header I/O, but it does not support missing values, which are used in FITS headers to indicate items that have unknown value.

            Furthermore, it would be nice to have support for units as a separate field, though for FITS headers one must include that information as part of the comment.

            I am not necessarily proposing to do this work, but I felt I could at least get permission for it to be done.
            rowen Russell Owen made changes -
            Summary PropertyList should missing values and possibly units PropertyList should support missing values and possibly units
            rowen Russell Owen made changes -
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              rowen Russell Owen
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              rowen Russell Owen
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              John Parejko, Kian-Tat Lim, Paul Price, Russell Owen, Tim Jenness, Xiuqin Wu [X] (Inactive)
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