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4.1.2.7 IPAC

Writes output in the format used by CalTech's Infrared Processing and Analysis Center, and defined at http://irsa.ipac.caltech.edu/applications/DDGEN/Doc/ipac_tbl.html. Column name, type, units and null values are written, as well as table parameters.

The handler behaviour may be modified by specifying one or more comma-separated name=value configuration options in parentheses after the handler name, e.g. "ipac(maxCell=1000,maxParam=100000)". The following options are available:

maxCell = <int>
Maximum width in characters of an output table cell. Cells longer than this will be truncated.
maxParam = <int>
Maximum width in characters of an output table parameter. Parameters with values longer than this will be truncated.
params = true|false
Whether to output table parameters as well as row data.

If no output format is explicitly chosen, writing to a filename with the extension ".tbl" or ".ipac" (case insensitive) will select IPAC format for output.

An example looks like this:

\Table name = "animals.vot"
\Description = "Some animals"
\Author = "Mark Taylor"
| RECNO | SPECIES   | NAME          | LEGS | HEIGHT | MAMMAL |
| int   | char      | char          | int  | double | char   |
|       |           |               |      | m      |        |
| null  | null      | null          | null | null   | null   |
  1       pig         Pigling Bland   4      0.8      true    
  2       cow         Daisy           4      2.0      true    
  3       goldfish    Dobbin          null   0.05     false   
  4       ant         null            6      0.001    false   
  5       ant         null            6      0.001    false   
  6       queen ant   Ma'am           6      0.002    false   
  7       human       Mark            2      1.8      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