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NAME

       stilts - Starlink Tables Infrastructure Library Tool Set

SYNOPSIS

       stilts [-help] [-version] [-verbose] [-allowunused] [-prompt] [-bench] [-debug] [-batch]
              [-memory] [-disk] [-memgui] [-checkversion <vers>] [-stdout <file>] [-stderr
              <file>]
              <task> <task-args>

       stilts <task> help[=<param-name>|*]

DESCRIPTION

       STILTS  provides  a number of command-line applications which can be used for manipulating
       tabular data. Conceptually it sits between, and uses many of  the  same  classes  as,  the
       packages  STIL,  which  is  a  set of Java APIs providing table-related functionality, and
       TOPCAT, which is a graphical application providing the user with an  interactive  platform
       for exploring one or more tables.

       Detailed help for each task is available with the help option of the task.

OPTIONS

       Some  flags  are  common  to  all the tasks in the STILTS package, and these are specified
       after the stilts invocation itself and before the task name. They generally have the  same
       effect regardless of which task is running.

       -help  Prints  a  usage  message  for  the  stilts  command  itself and exits. The message
              contains a listing of all the known tasks.

       -version
              Prints the STILTS version number and exits.

       -verbose
              Causes more verbose information to be written during operation. Specifically,  what
              this  does is to boost the logging level by one notch. It may be specified multiple
              times to increase verbosity further. The flag  +verbose  can  be  used  to  do  the
              opposite (reduce the logging level by one notch).

       -allowunused
              Causes unused parameter settings on the command line to be tolerated. Normally, any
              unused parameters on the command line cause a usage message to be  output  and  the
              command  to  fail,  on  the  assumption that if you've supplied a parameter setting
              that's not doing anything it is probably a mistake and you should be given a chance
              to  correct it. But if this flag is set, you just get a warning through the logging
              system about any unused parameters, and the command is executed as if they  weren't
              there.

       -prompt
              Most  of the STILTS commands have a number of parameters which will assume sensible
              defaults if you do not give them explicit values on the command line.  If  you  use
              the  -prompt  flag,  then  you  will  be  prompted for every parameter you have not
              explicitly specified to give you an opportunity to enter a  value  other  than  the
              default.

       -bench Outputs  the  elapsed  time  taken  by  the  task  to  standard error on successful
              completion.

       -debug Sets up output suitable for debugging. The most visible consequence of this is that
              if  an  error  occurs  then  a  full stacktrace is output, rather than just a user-
              friendly report.

       -batch Some parameters will prompt  you  for  their  values,  even  if  they  offer  legal
              defaults. If you use the -batch flag, then you won't be prompted at all.

       -memory
              Encourages  the  command  to use java heap memory for caching large amounts of data
              rather than using temporary disk files. The default is  to  use  memory  for  small
              tables,  and  disk  for  large  ones.  This  flag  is  in  most cases equivalent to
              specifying the system property -Dstartable.storage=memory.

       -disk  Encourages the command to use temporary files on disk for caching table  data.  The
              default is to use memory for small tables, and disk for large ones. Using this flag
              may help if you are running out of memory. This flag is in most cases equivalent to
              specifying the system property -Dstartable.storage=disk.

       -memgui
              Displays  a graphical window while the command is running which summarises used and
              available heap memory. May  be  useful  for  profiling  or  understanding  resource
              constraints.

       -checkversion <vers>
              Requires  that  the version is exactly as given by the string <vers>. If it is not,
              STILTS will exit with an error. This  can  be  useful  when  executing  in  certain
              controlled  environments  to  ensure that the correct version of the application is
              being picked up.

       -stdout <file>
              Sends all normal output from the run to the given file. By default this goes to the
              standard  output  stream.  Supplying an empty string or "-" for <file> will restore
              this default behaviour.

       -stderr <file>
              Sends all error output from the run to the given file. By default this goes to  the
              standard  error  stream.  Supplying  an empty string or "-" for <file> will restore
              this default behaviour.

STILT TASKS

       The following tasks are currently available:

       stilts-calc(1)
              Evaluates expressions

       stilts-cdsskymatch(1)
              Crossmatches table on sky position against VizieR/SIMBAD table

       stilts-coneskymatch(1)
              Crossmatches table on sky position against remote cone service

       stilts-datalinklint(1)
              Validates DataLink documents

       stilts-funcs(1)
              Browses functions used by algebraic expression language

       stilts-pixfoot(1)
              Generates Multi-Order Coverage maps

       stilts-pixsample(1)
              Samples from a HEALPix pixel data file

       stilts-plot2d(1)
              Old-style 2D Scatter Plot

       stilts-plot3d(1)
              Old-style 3D Scatter Plot

       stilts-plothist(1)
              Old-style Histogram

       stilts-regquery(1)
              Queries the VO registry

       stilts-sqlclient(1)
              Executes SQL statements

       stilts-sqlskymatch(1)
              Crossmatches table on sky position against SQL table

       stilts-sqlupdate(1)
              Updates values in an SQL table

       stilts-taplint(1)
              Tests TAP services

       stilts-tapquery(1)
              Queries a Table Access Protocol server

       stilts-tapresume(1)
              Resumes a previous query to a Table Access Protocol server

       stilts-tapskymatch(1)
              Crossmatches table on sky position against TAP table

       stilts-tcat(1)
              Concatenates multiple similar tables

       stilts-tcatn(1)
              Concatenates multiple tables

       stilts-tcopy(1)
              Converts between table formats

       stilts-tcube(1)
              Calculates N-dimensional histograms

       stilts-tjoin(1)
              Joins multiple tables side-to-side

       stilts-tloop(1)
              Generates a single-column table from a loop variable

       stilts-tmatch1(1)
              Performs a crossmatch internal to a single table

       stilts-tmatch2(1)
              Crossmatches 2 tables using flexible criteria

       stilts-tmatchn(1)
              Crossmatches multiple tables using flexible criteria

       stilts-tmulti(1)
              Writes multiple tables to a single container file

       stilts-tmultin(1)
              Writes multiple processed tables to single container file

       stilts-tpipe(1)
              Performs pipeline processing on a table

       stilts-tskymap(1)
              Calculates sky density maps

       stilts-tskymatch2(1)
              Crossmatches 2 tables on sky position

       stilts-votcopy(1)
              Transforms between VOTable encodings

       stilts-votlint(1)
              Validates VOTable documents

       stilts-plot2plane(1)
              Draws a plane plot

       stilts-plot2sky(1)
              Draws a sky plot

       stilts-plot2cube(1)
              Draws a cube plot

       stilts-plot2sphere(1)
              Draws a sphere plot

       stilts-plot2time(1)
              Draws a time plot

SEE ALSO

       stilts-<task>(1) for all tasks, topcat(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(1)