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NAME

tproject -- Create a new table from selected columns of an old table.

USAGE

tproject intable outtable columns

DESCRIPTION

This task will create a new table containing a subset of the columns in an old table. The column names are given as a column name template. There is an optional parameter, uniq, that filters out duplicate rows from the new table.

If you do not need to eliminate duplicate rows, you can also use tcopy with a column selector on the input table name.

PARAMETERS

intable [file name template]
The table(s) from which the columns are to be copied. If input is redirected, this parameter will ignored and input will be read from STDIN instead.
outtable [file name template]
The new table(s) containing the copied columns. The number of output tables must equal the number of input tables.
columns [string]
This is the column template descrbing those columns that should be selected from the old table and put in the new table. A column template consists of a list of either column names or column name templates that include wildcard characters. Column names (or templates) are separated by commas or white space. This parameter will accept the name of a list file (preceded by the "@" character) containing all of the column names to be selected. If the first non-white character in the column template is the negation character (either "~" or "!"), the new table will contain those columns whose names DO NOT match rest of the column template.
(uniq = no) [boolean]
Eliminate duplicate rows from the output table?

If unique is set to "yes", only one of each set of duplicate rows is included in the output table. All columns in the output table must be identical for the row to be removed. String comparisons are case sensitive. Care should be used in setting this option for large tables, as it significantly increases the running time.

EXAMPLES

1. Extract the star names, magnitudes, and colors from a catalog:

tt> tproject starcat.tab starmag.tab "name,mag,color"

2. Exclude the measurement error from a set of spectra. Change the file name extensions from ".tab" to ".tbl":

tt> tproject  *.tab  *.%tab%tbl%  "!error"

3. Create a new table of engineering parameters using a column template stored in the file columns.dat. Eliminate duplicate rows:

tt> tproject datalog.tab sublog.tab @columns.dat uniq+

BUGS

REFERENCES

This task was written by Bernie Simon.

SEE ALSO

tselect, tjoin, tproduct,tcopy


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