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XSTAR2XSPEC consists of three major components (in addition to XSTAR itself).

xstar2xspec is a Perl script which manages the overall program flow of XSTAR2XSPEC.

xstinitable is an FTOOL used in the initialization phase of XSTAR2XSPEC. It builds the FITS PARAMETER table from the input data (xstinitable.fits) and a text file (xstinitable.lis) which is basically of list of all the calls to XSTAR to generate the required spectra.

xstar2table is an FTOOL called after xstar in each iteration of the xstar2xspec loop.


Tim Kallman 2014-04-04