org.jscience.io.fits
Class FitsASCIIColumn

java.lang.Object
  extended by org.jscience.io.fits.FitsColumn
      extended by org.jscience.io.fits.FitsASCIIColumn

public class FitsASCIIColumn
extends FitsColumn

represents a column in an ASCII table extension


Field Summary
 
Fields inherited from class org.jscience.io.fits.FitsColumn
bytes, count, form, representation, type
 
Constructor Summary
FitsASCIIColumn(FitsHeader header, int col)
          Create a new column object which will represent the given column in the given FITS header.
 
Method Summary
 int getDecimals()
          Returns the number of decimal places used to represent floating point numbers in this column.
 int getStartByte()
          Returns the byte offset of the first byte in this column with respect to the beginning of a row.
 
Methods inherited from class org.jscience.io.fits.FitsColumn
getCount, getElementSize, getName, getUnits, getWidth, isScaled, rawRepresentation, represent, represent, represent, represent, represent, represent, represent, represent, represent, scale, scaledRepresentation, unscale
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait
 

Constructor Detail

FitsASCIIColumn

public FitsASCIIColumn(FitsHeader header,
                       int col)
                throws FitsException
Create a new column object which will represent the given column in the given FITS header.

Parameters:
header - A FITS header describing the column
col - the column to read from the FITS file. Note: this value counts from "1" unlike most other column indices in this package.
Throws:
FitsException - DOCUMENT ME!
Method Detail

getStartByte

public int getStartByte()
Returns the byte offset of the first byte in this column with respect to the beginning of a row.

Returns:
the byte offset of this column.

getDecimals

public int getDecimals()
Returns the number of decimal places used to represent floating point numbers in this column.

Returns:
the number of decimal places in this column or zero if this is not a floating point column.