On Wed, 2 Aug 2006, Tim Jenness wrote:
> On Wed, 2 Aug 2006, Mark Taylor wrote:
> > is there a standard extension for Tab-Separated Table format files?
> > I kind of thought it might be ".tst" or ".TST", but I see the
> > example table in examples/ssn75/ is called "simple.TAB".
> > Or maybe there just isn't one.
> TAB is for Tab Separated Table so it sounds plausible. ".tst" would be a
> reasonable usage as well.
AFAIK there isn't a standard extension, nor a fixed part to act a as magic
number, so it's just a case of best guessing to spot these ones. GAIA uses
.TAB, but Skycat assumes that all catalogues, that are not FITS, are
probably TAB tables.
(whose machine seems to be working so far today, fingers crossed)