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Paper: The MIDAS Table File System and the Data Organizer
Volume: 52, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems II
Page: 362
Authors: Peron, M.; Grosbol, P.
Abstract: Before being able to actually reduce and analyse a new set of observations, the observer has to prepare, sort out and arrange the data, that is for instance, make a first quality check, classify data according to a set of rules and associate with each science frame a set of relevant calibration frames. This task can be cumbersome because of the complexity of the instruments and the large number of data files they produce. In the first part of the paper, the MIDAS Table File System (TFS) as such is introduced and utilities for relational database operations are described in detail. The prototype of a Data Organizer based on the TFS is presented. It uses only existing tools in a very straightforward and user-friendly way.
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