IDL code for handling VOTables

Pierre Didelon pdidelon at
Thu Jan 27 06:32:14 PST 2005

or use any JAVA/VOTable library (Savot/STIL/...) wrapped in IDL
with the new possibilities of IDL/Java bridge as mentionned by Gerard...
That's what we use here ;-)

Clive Page wrote:

> 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.

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