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DATA_BLOCK

DATA_BLOCK

Name


      DATA_BLOCK

Purpose


      Read the block of data following data_block call.

Category


Calling Sequence


      data_block, out

Inputs


Keyword Parameters


Keywords


        /CHECK means just list data block lines without
          interpreting them.
        ERROR=err Error flag: 0=ok, 1=error.

Outputs


      out = returned array of data. out

Common Blocks


Notes


      Notes: Block of data must directly follow call to data_block.

Examples


        data_block, x
        ; 11,23,26.5, 34.7 42 EOD
     
              data_block, t
      ; 1, 2, 3 ; Line 1.
      ; 11,22,33 ; Line 2.
      ; eod
       
        <> Values may be separated by commas, spaces, and/or tabs.
        <> The string EOD indicates the End Of Data and may be at
            the end of a line or on a separate line (but only once).
        <> Multiple data lines are allowed.
        <> Data always comes back as a floating 1-d array.
        <> Data lines must be commented out so IDL will ignore them.
        <> Anything following a second comment char is ignored.
     

Modification History


      R. Sterner, 1995 May 23
      R. Sterner, 2000 Aug 01 --- Fixed change in returned calling line #.
      R. Sterner, 2010 May 04 --- Converted arrays from () to [].
  Copyright (C) 1995, Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory
  This software may be used, copied, or redistributed as long as it is not
  sold and this copyright notice is reproduced on each copy made. This
  routine is provided as is without any express or implied warranties
  whatsoever. Other limitations apply as described in the file disclaimer.txt.



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