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A python module to access the MoonDB, the geochemical and petrological lunar sample database

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pymoondb: The python interface to the MoonDB geochemical and petrological lunar sample database

Apollo 12 NASA image AS12-47-6932

MoonDB is a NASA-funded quality-controlled data system that will preserve, digitize and curate lunar geochemical and petrological data and their associated sample metadata and analytical metadata.

Pymoondb is a python module which creates an interface to the Application Program Interface made available by the MoonDB project.

The python module is being developed at IAPS/INAF in Rome, Italy. The MoonDB database is being developed and maintaned by the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory's Geoinformatics Research Group of Columbia University, New York.


Step 1: clone the repository:

git clone

Step 2: install the software; within the directory where is placed, type:

pip install -e .

To use moondb module, fire up your python interpreter and simply do:

>>> import moondb
>>> s_12023 = moondb.get_specimens(sc=['12023'])[0]
>>> print( type(s_12023) )
<class 'moondb.core.Specimen'>
>>> ", ".join( (s_12023.mission,s_12023.landmark,s_12023.specimenType) )
'Apollo 12, SHARP CRATER, ROCK/Unclassified'

How to cite MoonDB and pymoondb

Here you are the references to documents describing MoooDB and the python interface.


Frigeri, A., Lehnert, K. A., Ji, P. The Python interface to the MoonDB geochemical and petrological database European Planetary Science Congress, Geneve - Switzerland, September, 2019

#### MoonDB

Lehnert, K. A., Markey, K., Ji, P., Cai, Y., Hodges, K., Mercer, C., Walker, J. D., Ash, J., Evans, C. and Zeigler, R. MoonDB: 50 Years of Lunar Sample Data Ready for the Data Revolution Lunar and Planetary Science Conference 2019, pp. 2996

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