Abstract : A Python Parser for VOEvent XML packets
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Homepage : http://lib.skyalert.org/VOEventLib/
"VOEvent is a standardized language used to report observations of astronomical events". VOEventLib is a reference implementation and parser for the VOEvent 2 XML specification. It is designed to allow a user to extract meta/data from the XML packets published by VOEvent feeds.
The source tar file includes examples using this library (in the subdirectory "examples"); an astropython.org snippet is also available.
The SkyAlert website contains many such feeds.