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NAME

qp2fits -- convert an IRAF/PROS QPOE file into a FITS file

USAGE

qp2fits QPOE_file FITS_file

DESCRIPTION

qp2fits converts a PROS QPOE file into a FITS file. This task will convert QPOE events, GTIs, TSIs, BLTs, and TGRs to BINARY FITS format. All recognized QPOE parameters are translated to the appropriate FITS parameters. QPOE parameters that are not standard are written out as FITS "COMMENTS".

PARAMETERS

qpfile = "" prompt = input (QPOE) filename

The input QPOE file name.

fitsfile = "" prompt = output (FITS) filename

The output FITS file name. If empty double quotes, (i.e. "") are input, the name will have the same root as the input QPOE file with a ".fits" extension. If a "." is used, the name will have the same root as the input QPOE file with a ".fits" extension, but WITHOUT the PATH.

(clobber = no) [boolean]

Boolean flag specifying whether or not the FITS file can be overwritten, if it already exists.

(display = 1) [int]

The display level. Don't set this to 2 or greater unless you want a lot of extra information coming to the screen.

EXAMPLES

Convert a sample QPOE file to a FITS file.


cl> xray
xr> xdataio
xd> qp2fits xdata$rp110590.qp
output (FITS) filename: temp.fits
Writing file temp.fits.

Convert a sample QPOE file to a FITS file, using the same QPOE root

xd> qp2fits xdata$rp110590.qp
output (FITS) filename: . 
Writing file ./rp110590.fits.

TIME REQUIREMENTS

This task takes approximately 10 seconds on a Sparc to convert the above sample QPOE file (xdata$rp110590.qp), which contains 30,000 photons.

BUGS

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