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A Python library for reading variable star data from GCVS.

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A Python library for reading variable star data from the General Catalog of Variable Stars.


Use pip to install latest release available at PyPI:

pip install pygcvs


Download the iii.dat file from GCVS and point the read_gcvs function at its location. The function returns a generator which yields a single star data dictionary at a time. See below:

>>> import pygcvs
>>> for star in pygcvs.read_gcvs('iii.dat'):
...     print(star['name'])
V0515 VUL
V0516 VUL



pygcvs is free software, licensed under the MIT/X11 License. A copy of the license is provided with the source code in the LICENSE file.

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