Provided by: topcat_4.6.2-1_all bug

NAME

       topcat - Tool for OPerations on Catalogues And Tables

SYNOPSIS

       topcat <flags> [[-f <format>] <table> ...]

DESCRIPTION

       TOPCAT  is  an  interactive  graphical  viewer  and editor for tabular data. Its aim is to
       provide most of the facilities that astronomers need  for  analysis  and  manipulation  of
       source  catalogues  and  other  tables, though it can be used for non-astronomical data as
       well. It understands a number of different  astronomically  important  formats  (including
       FITS and VOTable) and more formats can be added.

OPTIONS

       -f <format>
              File  format.  Auto-detected formats: fits-plus, colfits-plus, colfits-basic, fits,
              votable

              All known formats: fits-plus, colfits-plus, colfits-basic,  fits,  votable,  ascii,
              csv, tst, ipac, wdc

       -verbose
              Increase verbosity of reports to console

       -debug Add debugging information to console log messages

       -demo  Start with demo data

       -running
              Use existing TOPCAT instance if one is running

       -memory
              Use memory storage for tables

       -disk  Use disk backing store for large tables

       -samp  Use SAMP for tool interoperability

       -[no]hub
              [don't] run internal SAMP hub

       -exthub
              Run external SAMP hub

       -noserv
              Don't run any services (SAMP)

       -help  Print help message and exit

       -version
              Print component versions etc and exit

       -stilts <args>
              Run STILTS, not TOPCAT

       -jsamp <args>
              Run JSAMP not TOPCAT

              Useful Java flags:

       -classpath jar1:jar2..
              Specify additional classes

       -XmxnnnM
              use nnn megabytes of memory

       -Dname=value
              Set system property

Properties

       Useful system properties (-Dname=value - lists are colon-separated):

       java.io.tmpdir
              temporary filespace directory

       jdbc.drivers
              JDBC driver classes

       jel.classes
              custom algebraic function classes

       jel.classes.activation
              custom action function classes

       star.connectors
              custom remote filestore classes

       startable.load.dialogs
              custom load dialogue classes

       startable.readers
              custom table input handlers

       startable.writers
              custom table output handlers

       startable.storage
              storage policy

       mark.workaround
              work around mark/reset bug (see topcat -jsamp -help for more)

VERSION

       This  is  the  Debian  version  of  topcat.  See  /usr/share/doc/topcat/README.Debian  for
       differences.

AUTHOR

       Mark Taylor (Bristol University)

SEE ALSO

       WWW: http://www.starlink.ac.uk/topcat/