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NAME

       stilts-tloop - Generates a single-column table from a loop variable

SYNOPSIS

       stilts tloop [ocmd=<cmds>] [omode=out|meta|stats|count|cgi|discard|topcat|samp|tosql|gui]
                    [out=<out-table>] [ofmt=<out-format>] [colname=<value>] [start=<float-value>]
                    [end=<float-value>] [step=<float-value>] [forcefloat=true|false]

DESCRIPTION

       tloop  generates  a  one-column  table  where  the  values  in  the column are effectively
       populated from a for loop (start, end, step). This may be useful as it is, or  it  can  be
       postprocessed with ocmd parameters to add more columns etc.

OPTIONS

       ocmd=<cmds>
              Specifies  processing  to  be  performed  on  the  output  table,  after  all other
              processing has taken place. The value of this parameter  is  one  or  more  of  the
              filter  commands  described  in  SUN/256.  If  more than one is given, they must be
              separated by semicolon characters (";"). This parameter can  be  repeated  multiple
              times on the same command line to build up a list of processing steps. The sequence
              of commands given in this way defines the processing pipeline which is performed on
              the table.

              Commands may alteratively be supplied in an external file, by using the indirection
              character '@'. Thus a value of "@filename" causes the file filename to be read  for
              a  list of filter commands to execute. The commands in the file may be separated by
              newline characters and/or semicolons, and lines which are blank or which start with
              a '#' character are ignored.

       omode=out|meta|stats|count|cgi|discard|topcat|samp|tosql|gui
              The  mode  in which the result table will be output. The default mode is out, which
              means that the result will be written as a new  table  to  disk  or  elsewhere,  as
              determined  by the out and ofmt parameters. However, there are other possibilities,
              which correspond to uses to which a table can be put other than outputting it, such
              as  displaying  metadata,  calculating  statistics, or populating a table in an SQL
              database. For some values of this parameter,  additional  parameters  (<mode-args>)
              are required to determine the exact behaviour.

              Possible values are

                * out

                * meta

                * stats

                * count

                * cgi

                * discard

                * topcat

                * samp

                * tosql

                * gui
               Use the help=omode flag or see SUN/256 for more information.

       out=<out-table>
              The  location of the output table. This is usually a filename to write to. If it is
              equal to the special value "-" (the default) the output table will  be  written  to
              standard output.

              This parameter must only be given if omode has its default value of "out".

       ofmt=<out-format>
              Specifies  the format in which the output table will be written (one of the ones in
              SUN/256 - matching is case-insensitive and you can use just the first few letters).
              If  it  has the special value "(auto)" (the default), then the output filename will
              be examined to try to guess what sort of file is required usually by looking at the
              extension. If it's not obvious from the filename what output format is intended, an
              error will result.

              This parameter must only be given if omode has its default value of "out".

       colname=<value>
              Gives the name of the single column produced by this command.

       start=<float-value>
              Gives the starting value of the loop variable. This will the the value in the first
              row of the table.

       end=<float-value>
              Gives  the  value  which  the  loop  variable  will not exceed. Exceeding is in the
              positive or negative sense according to the sense of the step parameter,  as  usual
              for a for-type loop.

       step=<float-value>
              Amount  by which the loop variable will be incremented at each iteration, i.e. each
              table row.

       forcefloat=true|false
              Affects the data type of the loop variable column. If true, the  column  is  always
              floating  point. If false, and if the other parameters are all of integer type, the
              column will be an integer column.

SEE ALSO

       stilts(1)

       If the package stilts-doc is installed, the full documentation  SUN/256  is  available  in
       HTML format:
       file:///usr/share/doc/stilts-doc/sun256/index.html

VERSION

       STILTS version 3.1-5-debian

       This  is  the  Debian  version  of Stilts, which lack the support of some file formats and
       network protocols. For differences see
       file:///usr/share/doc/stilts/README.Debian

AUTHOR

       Mark Taylor (Bristol University)

                                             Mar 2017                             STILTS-TLOOP(1)