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widstape -- Write a Cyber style IDSOUT tape


widstape idsout input records


The output file name to receive the card-image data. This may be a magtape specification (e.g. mta, mtb) or disk file name.
The input root file name for the spectra to be written
The record string to be appended to the root name to create the image names of the spectra to be written.
new_tape = no
If set to yes, the tape is rewound and output begins at BOT. If no, output begins at EOT unless an explicit file specification is given as part of the magtape file name for parameter "idsout" (e.g. mta[2]). If idsout contains a file specification of [1], then writing begins at BOT regardless of the value for new_tape.
block_size = 3200
The tape block size in bytes. This must be an integral factor of 80.
ebcdic = no
The default character code is ASCII, but if this parameter is set to yes, the output character will be in EBCDIC.


The specified spectra are copied to the output file in a card-image format defined in the IPPS-IIDS/IRS Reduction Manual. Values from the extended image header are used to fill in the observational parameters.

The basic format consists of 4 - 80 byte header cards, 128 data cards having 8 data elements per card in 1PE10.3 FORTRAN equivalent format, and a trailing blank card for a total of 133 cards. Thus spectra up to 1024 points may be contained in the IDSOUT format. The format is outlined below:

 Line	Column	Type
    1	   1-5	Integer	  Record number within IDSOUT text file
	  6-10	Integer	  Integration time
	 11-25	Real	  Wavelength of first bin
	 26-40	Real	  Dispersion
	 41-45	Integer	  0 (Index of first pixel)
	 46-50  Integer	  Line length - 1 (Index of last pixel)
	 71-80	Integer	  UT time
    2	  1-10	Real	  Siderial time
	 11-25	Real	  Right Ascension
	 26-40	Real	  Declination
    3	 21-35	Real	  Hour Angle
	 36-50	Real	  Air mass
	 51-58	Integer	  UT date
	 60-76	String	  Image title
	 78-80	String	  END
    4	  1-64	String	  Record label
	 78-80	String	  END
5-132		Real	  1024 pixel values, 8 per line
  133			  Blank line

The data of type real are in exponent format; i.e FORTRAN E format (1.234e3).

There are no special marks between spectral images, and when multiple spectra are written with a single command, the first card of a subsequent spectrum may be within the same physical tape block as the last card of the previous spectrum. This assures that all tape blocks (except the very last one in the tape file) are all the same length. A double end-of-mark is written after the last spectrum.


The following example writes an IDSOUT format tape starting at the beginning of the tape.

cl> widstape mta nite1 1001-1200 new_tape+


Each spectrum of 1024 points requires about 2 second.


rcardimage, ridsout

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