[AstroPy] Design document for the AstroAsciiData library is online
William.T.Bridgman.1 at gsfc.nasa.gov
Fri Feb 25 13:07:19 CST 2005
I've been hacking custom readers for most of the ASCII data files I
process with Python so this has appeal. IDL did not have the best
functionality for reading these types of files, especially when the
number of lines was unknown.
A format that I've used often are the ASCII data tables formerly kept
at http://adc.gsfc.nasa.gov but which can now be retrieved via
A reader for these files would readily fit into the AsciiData model.
These data files also have a fairly standard README with info on the
file format. I wonder if the table browser actually parses the README
to build the web interface on-the-fly. This might also be a useful
method in AsciiData for building the column metadata, or perhaps as a
subclass of AsciiData.
On Feb 25, 2005, at 10:17 AM, Martin Kuemmel wrote:
> In collaboration with Jonas Haase the work on the
> AstroAsciiData library has started. We put a design document
> on the astrolib wiki. The content of this documents descibes
> which kind of ASCII tables could/should be handled,
> describes a possible object structure and gives some
> examples of user applications.
> Any feedback, comments or suggestions are welcome.
> Martin Kuemmel
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> AstroPy at scipy.net
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