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Here we provide some simple IDL scripts, created by Ben Panter, to interface with the databases
using the wget method.
Help is available here.
tarball including help
The codes are always evolving as we trace more bugs or improve functionality.
To check for updates refer to the 'version' line in your own version
and the version here.
The code deals with null in a slightly weird way - it returns as
0.0000. At some point this will be changed, but Ben hasn't worked out a
consistent way to do this yet. Suggestions welcome!
If a query returns two columns with the same name, the code will
not be happy. This will change at some point by appending '_a'
to the second set, but we'll wait until someone complains first...