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Manuscript Title: ExoData: A python package to handle large exoplanet catalogue data
Authors: Ryan Varley
Program title: ExoData
Catalogue identifier: AFAL_v1_0
Distribution format: tar.gz
Journal reference: Comput. Phys. Commun. 207(2016)298
Programming language: Python 2.7, 3.4, 3.5.
Computer: Any.
Operating system: Any.
RAM: Less than 200MB
Keywords: Exoplanets, Catalogues, Interface.
Classification: 1.7.

External routines: numpy, quantities, matplotlib, requests, astropy, seaborn, pandas, six

Nature of problem:
Being able to use exoplanet catalogue values in code including where there may be incomplete and incorrectly formatted values. Also being able to use the whole catalogue data at once, both for user querying, visualisation and in large simulation programs.

Solution method:
An interface to access the catalogue including filling in missing values and parsing of the catalogue data. Creating an API usable by both humans and other code, implementation of commonly used exoplanet equations, a plotting library.

Running time:
A few seconds depending on task