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VOConvert, earlier called conVOT, is a tool for converting files from one format to another. It supports following file format conversions:

1) ASCII to VOTable
2) FITS to VOTable
3) VOTable to ASCII

Two or more files belonging to a specific format can be converted into other format at the same time.

VOConvert uses the nom.tam.fits library , developed by Heasarc, for reading FITS tables. It also uses VOTable JAVA Streaming Writer, developed by VOI, for writing the data in VOTable format. VOConvert uses SAVOT parser for parsing of the VOTable files.

VOConvert has been developed as a part of the Virtual Observatory - India initiative by Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics(IUCAA) and Persistent Systems Ltd. (PSL). The VO-I project is supported by the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology of the Government of India.

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VOConvert v 1.0 userguide

13 June 2006



conVOT userguide

12 January 2004

Change log for VOConvert is available here.

Please send comments and questions to voindia@vo.iucaa.ernet.in

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