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Paper: AstroAsciiData: Table Handling in Python
Volume: 376, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XVI
Page: 547
Authors: Haase, J.; Kuemmel, M.
Abstract: Tabulated character strings and numbers in text files are one of the most widespread data exchange format in astronomy and science in general. Presented here is version 1.0 of the Python module AstroAsciiData. This module is a lightweight framework that provides convenient access to table data and supports the common chore of writing scripts to read, manipulate and write the data. Well-formed tables are automatically parsed and transformed into objects, which allows a very convenient and intuitive data manipulation. Version 1.0 of the AstroAsciiData module uses metadata stored in the header of the ubiquitous SExtractor output catalogues and provides transformations to other data formats such as FITS or HTML.
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