VOTable utility converts data in VOTable format to other file-formats: FITS (processing), CSV (spreadsheet), plain text (processing), SVG (charts), XML (XUL).
munipack votable [..] file
VOTable file format is a kind of XML format. One is used as the primary data exchange format within Virtual Observatory. VOTable file is a text file with defined marks. The marks provides a tool for describe of a structure of data (tables, for example). VOTable format is designed for inter-process communication (in client — server model).
This routine is a converter between VOTable format provided by Virtual Observatory (XML with any defined structure) and another formats:
On input, a single file is expected.
On output, a single file of various type is created.
See Common options for input/output filenames.
As a preparation step, download VOTable from Virtual Observatory (use cone search):
$ munipack cone -c Hipparcos -o pleiades.xml -r 3 57 24
A text table:
$ munipack votable -o subaru.txt pleiades.xml
$ munipack votable -o subaru.fits pleiades.xml $ xmunipack subaru.fits
$ munipack votable -o pleiades.csv pleiades.xml $ gnumeric pleiades.csv
Virtual Observatory, Star Charts, Common options