m.b.taylor at bristol.ac.uk
Thu Oct 23 08:34:00 PDT 2008
Dear application enthusiasts,
This message is to announce the release of STILTS version 2.0b.
The main change at this release is the introduction of plotting commands:
2-d and 3-d scatter plots and histograms, of the same kind as generated
by TOPCAT's plotting windows, can now be generated from the comand line.
More of TOPCAT's plotting functions will be introduced in future releases.
There is also a new server/servlet mode which allows STILTS to operate
using HTTP for parameter input and data output. This may be of interest
to people who want to use the plotting facilities server-side to
serve graphics to clients (amongst others).
Both of these are a bit experimental for now, hence the "b" in the
For more information and downloads, please see the STILTS web site:
Those of you at the upcoming IVOA Interop or ADASS meetings will be
lucky enough to have the opportunity of seeing this presented as a
talk and poster respectively.
Any feedback on the new features is very welcome as ever.
Mark Taylor Astronomical Programmer Physics, Bristol University, UK
m.b.taylor at bris.ac.uk +44-117-928-8776 http://www.star.bris.ac.uk/~mbt/
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