Next Previous Up Contents
Next: Comma-Separated Values
Up: Supported Input Formats
Previous: ASCII

4.1.1.6 IPAC

CalTech's Infrared Processing and Analysis Center use a text-based format for storage of tabular data, defined at http://irsa.ipac.caltech.edu/applications/DDGEN/Doc/ipac_tbl.html. Tables can store column name, type, units and null values, as well as table parameters. They typically have a filename extension ".tbl" and are used for Spitzer data amongst other things. An example looks like this:

   \title='Animals'
   \ This is a table with some animals in it.
   |   RECNO |    SPECIES |          NAME |    LEGS | HEIGHT   |
   |    char |       char |          char |     int | double   |
   |         |            |               |         | m        |
   |         |            |          null |         |          |
            1          pig   Pigling Bland         4        0.8
            2          cow           Daisy         4          2
            3     goldfish          Dobbin         0       0.05
            4          ant            null         6      0.001


Next Previous Up Contents
Next: Comma-Separated Values
Up: Supported Input Formats
Previous: ASCII

TOPCAT - Tool for OPerations on Catalogues And Tables
Starlink User Note253
TOPCAT web page: http://www.starlink.ac.uk/topcat/
Author email: m.b.taylor@bristol.ac.uk
Mailing list: topcat-user@jiscmail.ac.uk