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AHELP for CIAO 4.9

write_rmf

Context: crates

Synopsis

Write an RMFCrateDataset to a file.

Syntax

write_rmf(rmf, filename [, clobber=False])

Description

Argument Description
rmf The RMFCrateDataset object to write out.
filename The output file name. To change the format from FITS add a kernel specifier as described in 'ahelp dmopt' and 'ahelp dmascii'.
clobber Set to True if the output file already exists and you wish to over-write it, since the default behavior is to raise an IOError in this case.

The write_rmf command creates an output file for the input RMF CrateDataset.

Metadata handling

As discussed in ahelp read_file, the Crate and Crate Dataset objects do not retain all the information from the input file.

Example

>>> rmf = read_rmf("in.rmf")
>>> write_rmf(rmf, "out.rmf")

Bugs

See the bug pages on the CIAO website for an up-to-date listing of known bugs.

Refer to the CIAO bug pages for an up-to-date listing of known issues.

See Also

contrib
make_image_crate, make_table_crate, scale_image_crate, smooth_image_crate, write_arrays, write_columns
crates
add_col, add_crate, add_key, add_piximg, cratedataset, delete_col, delete_key, delete_piximg, get_crate, is_rmf, read_file, read_pha, read_rmf, write_file, write_pha

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