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Manual entry of data

If you have no ASCII table ready, you can enter stars manually from printed tables, using the EDIT/TABLE command to add them to the list. This editor is briefly described under ``Interactive Editing of Tables'' in the MIDAS Users Guide. EDIT/TABLE will automatically be invoked by MAKE/STARTABLE if you have no ASCII file to convert. If you don't like the EDT-like editor provided by EDIT/TABLE, create an ASCII file with whatever editor you like and set up a *.fmt file to convert it, as described above. Be very careful to double-check the results, as transposed digits and other errors are almost certain to creep in when entering data by hand!

Petra Nass