IDL code for handling VOTables

Clive Page cgp at
Thu Jan 27 05:46:13 PST 2005

One possibility would be to use the Starlink package called TOPCAT,
written by Mark Taylor (see )

The main interface to TOPCAT is a GUI, but it includes command-line
utilities which can convert between different table formats.  So you could
use TOPCAT to convert a VOTable to FITS table, and then handle that in
IDL, and even do the reverse conversion on output.

Clive Page
Dept of Physics & Astronomy,
University of Leicester,
Leicester, LE1 7RH,  U.K.

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