MIDAS has a very extensively developed table data structure system that is useful for handling data derived from various applications and can be used as a general analysis tool. This chapter describes the subroutine calls which interface to tables and which an application program needs to read from or to write to a MIDAS table.
The names of these routines consist of six letters (capital letters), where the first two characters are either TB for FORTRAN 77 or TC for the C language. The next character indicates a table object as indicated below, and the final three letters describe the action of the routine.
The table objects, defining the third letter are:
Standard operations on Tables are:
The following sections give a general description of the different Table interface routines. The detailed calling sequences are included in appendix A. A program example showing how to use the routines described in this section is given in Appendix A.2 of this document.
Information about using Tables from the MIDAS command language is included in the ``MIDAS User's Guide''  Chapter 3.