Skip

Skip irrelevant data?

Description:

This is a boolean attribute which indicates whether the Object data being read through a Channel are inter-mixed with other, irrelevant, external data.

If Skip is zero (the default), then the source of input data is expected to contain descriptions of AST Objects and comments and nothing else (if anything else is read, an error will result). If Skip is non-zero, then any non-Object data encountered between Objects will be ignored and simply skipped over in order to reach the next Object.

Type:
Integer (boolean).

Applicability

Channel
All Channels have this attribute.
FitsChan
The FitsChan class sets the default value of this attribute to 1, so that all irrelevant FITS headers will normally be ignored.