SDSS Access provides a convenient way of navigating local and remote filesystem paths from the Science Archive Server (SAS).
sdss_access uses the SDSS Tree product for all path look-ups.
sdss_access is pip installable:
pip install sdss-access
sdss_access provides Python utilities for downloading files from the SAS. In addition to Python urllib, there are also utilities that wrap
curl. Examples and more details can be found on the official documentation.
sdss_access organizes data in a local version of the SAS; if the
SAS_BASE_DIR environment variable is not specified
sas/ will be created in your home directory.
Accessing Public Data
sdss_access easily downloads public data with no additional configuration.
Accessing Proprietary Data
sdss_access can be configured to access proprietary data for members of the SDSS colloboration. See the documentation for details.