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VOTable Utility

VOTable utility converts data in VOTable format to other file-formats: FITS (processing), CSV (spreadsheet), plain text (processing), SVG (charts), XML (XUL).

Command

munipack votable [..] file

Description

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:

Input And Output

On input, a single file is expected.

On output, a single file of various type is created.

Parameters

-s
sort by the column
-pt
select projection: gnomonic
-pa
Right Ascension of projection centre
-pd
Declination of projection centre
-ps
scale of projection
-ml
magnitude limit
--col-mag
magnitude field key
--col-ra
Right Ascension field key
--col-dec
Declination field key
--type
type of output file: fits,csv,txt,svg,xml

See Common options for input/output filenames.

Examples

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

FITS table:

$ munipack votable -o subaru.fits  pleiades.xml
$ xmunipack subaru.fits

CSV table:

$ munipack votable -o pleiades.csv pleiades.xml
$ gnumeric pleiades.csv
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See Also

Virtual Observatory, Star Charts, Common options