Collecting Fink alerts
In Fink we distribute alert data in mainly two ways:
- using Apache Kafka
- using VOEvent [Work in progress]
Fink client [Apache Kafka]
fink-client is a light package to manipulate stream of alerts issued from the fink broker programmatically. It is intended primarily to be installed on laptops, for daily analyses.
The package contains a standalone dashboard application, but you can also includes the library in your favourite program to process the alerts. For more information, you can follow the fink-client tutorial.