- A skeleton table is
a specially formatted ASCII text file that contains the metadata or information about the data set. The format of the file allows simultaneous viewing and editing of the metadata.
- A Skeleton CDF is a file with exactly the same contents as the
skeleton table, but its format is binary .
If you have a skeleton table you can create a Skeleton CDF using
the CDF toolkit routine, skeletoncdf.
If you have a Skeleton CDF you can create a skeleton table using
the CDF toolkit routine, skeletontable.
Instrument-Specific Skeleton Tables
Use these skeleton tables as a starting point for creating your own skeleton table. Choose below one of a similar type:
Instrument-Specific Skeleton CDFs
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Authors and Curators
Tami Kovalick, firstname.lastname@example.org, (301)286-9422
Code 672, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA
Last Modified:October 2012