Last modified: December 2020

AHELP for CIAO 4.16


Context: crates


Write a dataset to an output file.


write_dataset(ds, filename, clobber=False, history=True)


Argument Description
ds A CrateDataset object
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.
history Should the HISTORY and COMMENT records be written out? The default is True.

The write_dataset is used to write out a CrateDataset, and follows ahelp write_file.

Changes in CIAO 4.13

The write_dataset routine is now exported from the pycrates module. In earlier versions of CIAO it was only availabe from the pycrates.hlui module.


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

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