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4.1.2.5 Text

Tables can be written to a simple text-based format which is designed to be read by humans. No reader exists for this format.

Here is an example of a short table written in this format:

   +-------+----------+--------+------+--------+--------+
   | index | Species  | Name   | Legs | Height | Mammal |
   +-------+----------+--------+------+--------+--------+
   | 1     | pig      | Bland  | 4    | 0.8    | true   |
   | 2     | cow      | Daisy  | 4    | 2.0    | true   |
   | 3     | goldfish | Dobbin | 0    | 0.05   | false  |
   | 4     | ant      |        | 6    | 0.0010 | false  |
   | 5     | ant      |        | 6    | 0.0010 | false  |
   | 6     | human    | Mark   | 2    | 1.9    | true   |
   +-------+----------+--------+------+--------+--------+


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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