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11.4.8. astroML.datasets.fetch_nasa_atlas

astroML.datasets.fetch_nasa_atlas(data_home=None, download_if_missing=True)

Loader for NASA galaxy atlas data

Parameters :

data_home : optional, default=None

Specify another download and cache folder for the datasets. By default all scikit learn data is stored in ‘~/astroML_data’ subfolders.

download_if_missing : optional, default=True

If False, raise a IOError if the data is not locally available instead of trying to download the data from the source site.

Returns :

data : ndarray

The data, in the form of a numpy record array.

Notes

This is the file created by the example script at
examples/datasets/truncate_nsa_data.py
For an explanation of the meaning of the fields, see the description at
http://www.nsatlas.org/data