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GriSPy: Fixed-radius nearest neighbors grid search in Python

Chalela, Martín; Sillero, Emanuel; Pereyra, Luis; Garcia, Mario A.; Cabral, Juan B.; Lares, Marcelo; Merchán, Manuel

GriSPy (Grid Search in Python) uses a regular grid search algorithm for quick fixed-radius nearest-neighbor lookup. It indexes a set of k-dimensional points in a regular grid providing a fast approach for nearest neighbors queries. Optional periodic boundary conditions can be provided for each axis individually. GriSPy implements three types of queries: *bubble*, *shell* and the *nth-nearest*, and offers three different metrics of interest in astronomy: the *Euclidean* and two distance functions in spherical coordinates of varying precision, *haversine* and *Vincenty*. It also provides a custom distance function. GriSPy is particularly useful for large datasets where a brute-force search is not practical.

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Pyedra: Python implementation for asteroid phase curve fitting

Pyedra performs asteroid phase curve fitting. From a simple table containing the asteroid MPC number, phase angle and reduced magnitude, Pyedra estimates the parameters of the phase function using the least squares method. The user can choose from three different models for the phase curve fit: H-G model, H-G1-G2 model and the Shevchenko model. The output in all cases is a table containing the adjusted parameters and their corresponding errors. This package allows carrying out phase function analysis for a few asteroids as well as to process large volumes of data such as those released by current large surveys.

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SCORPIO: Sky COllector of galaxy Pairs and Image Output

The Python package SCORPIO retrieves images and associated data of galaxy pairs based on their position, facilitating visual analysis and data collation of multiple archetypal systems. The code ingests information from SDSS, 2MASS and WISE surveys based on the available bands and is designed for studies of galaxy pairs as natural laboratories of multiple astrophysical phenomena for, among other things, tidal force deformation of galaxies, pressure gradient induced star formation regions, and morphological transformation.