roy at cacr.caltech.edu
Sun Jun 10 08:23:37 PDT 2007
Dear Dal and DM People
At a meeting last week, a small group of influential astronomers sat
down to build a "simple and effective common format for Time Series".
Something like magnitude vs time for a source. Of course I told them
about all the work in the Virtual Observatory, but they said those
standards are too complicated and they just want something simple. Then
the discussion showed that time series are complicated things and there
was a fistfight over leap seconds etc etc ...
So I write to ask for an actual example of a Time Series that is written
with the Spectrum and/or Characterization data models. Something that is
simple, just a few magnitudes and times. Does anybody have such a thing
that I can send around to these astronomers and say "look how useful the
IVOA standards can be!".
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