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Tools to access SDSS BOSS data.

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Tools to access and work with SDSS BOSS data from


0.1.0 (2015-05-24)

  • First release on PyPI.

0.2.0 (2015-06-09)

  • Fix issues #3 #5 #6.
  • Add support for accessing subtracted sky flux to the spec module and bossplot script.
  • This version breaks backwards compatiblity with 0.1.0 since the previous $BOSS_SAS_ROOT environment variable is now named $BOSS_SAS_PATH and has the instrument name (usually boss) appended.
  • bash users can update by replacing export BOSS_SAS_ROOT=/sas/dr12 with export BOSS_SAS_PATH=/sas/dr12/boss in their .bashrc file.

0.2.1 (2015-06-13)

  • Fix issues #9 #12 #13.

0.2.2 (2015-06-15)

  • Really fix issues #9 #13.
  • Add support for finding and fetching spFrame and spCFrame files (#17).

0.2.3 (2015-06-22)

  • Fix issues #2 #10 #16 #18 #19 #21 #24
  • New command-line options include:
  • bossfetch: –globus, –dry-run
  • bossplot: –save-data
  • bossquery: –sort
  • The main new library functionality is support for using wavelengths and dispersions encoded as “trace sets” in spFrame files via bossdata.plate.TraceSet.

0.2.4 (2015-05-29)

  • Fix issues #11, #36, #41, #43, #45, #50
  • New command-line options include:
  • bossfetch: –plate-name, –mjd-name, –fiber-name
  • bosscatalog: –quasar-catalog, –quasar-catalog-name
  • The main new functionality is support for querying the quasar catalog, using different data sources, and built-in defaults for any of the four environment variables that is not set.

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