- description: Converts a file in column self-describing format to SDDS. This is of interest to
APS users only, some of whom still have programs that generate column-format files.
col2sdds inputFile outputFile [-fixMplNames]
- files: inputFile is a column-format file, the SDDS equivalent of which is written to outputFile. The
“auxiliary values” of the columns file are converted into SDDS parameters. The column table is
converted into SDDS tabular data, all columns begin double precision except the “row label”, which
becomes a string column.
- -fixMplNames — Requests that any column or parameter names in the input file that
contain mpl character set escape sequences be “fixed”. This results in simpler names.
The escape sequences are always retained in definition of the symbol for each column or
parameter, and hence will appear on graphs as expected.
- author: M. Borland, ANL/APS.