from Bob Nichol: VOTable parsers
roy at cacr.caltech.edu
Tue Nov 12 11:10:49 PST 2002
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> From: nichol <nichol at cmu.edu>
> To: VOTable at us-vo.org
> Subject: Help with VOTable parsers
> Dear All,
> I'm thinking about interfacing our algorithms in Pittsburgh with VOTables.
> As a first step, I need to read in a VOTable written by someone else and
> output a simple comma separated file of values, e.g. galaxy positions
> (x,y,z). Then our codes can trivially read this.
> So, before I re-invent the wheel, are there parsers to do something like
> this. I see there is one in JAVA and C++, but regretably, I'm not that
> modern! Is there a parser in an 'older' language, or a scripting language?
> If not, how difficult, and how worthwhile is it to think about writing one
> myself (a parser that is). For example, IDL 5.6 has an XML parser, is that
> an option?
> Bob Nichol
> 5000 Forbes Ave.
> Carnegie Mellon
> nichol at cmu.edu
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