On Tue, 15 Aug 2006, Peter W. Draper wrote:
> 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.
OK thanks. For my purposes I just need to know extensions that are
reasonably likely to indicate a given format, I don't trust them
too far. Sounds like .TAB fits that bill for TST so I'll add it
to the list.
Mark Taylor Astronomical Programmer Physics, Bristol University, UK
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