FTOOLS is a collection of utility programs used to create, examine, or modify the contents of FITS data files. 


  • FTOOLS web site
  • If FTOOLS is useful in your research, please reference the FTOOLS website (http://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/ftools/) and the following:

    Blackburn, J. K. 1995, in ASP Conf. Ser., Vol. 77, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems IV, ed. R. A. Shaw, H. E. Payne, and J. J. E. Hayes (San Francisco: ASP), 367.



To see what versions of FTOOLS are available type

module avail ftools

To see what other modules are needed, what commands are available and how to get additional help type

module help ftools

To use FTOOLS, include a command like this in your batch script or interactive session to load the ftools module:

module load ftools

Be sure you also load any other modules needed, as listed by the module help ftools command.