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ATNF Pulsar Catalogue Tutorial: Introduction



1: The simplest query

2: Using the standard parameter set

3: Defining your own display parameters

4: Sorting

5: Conditional logic statements

6: Filtering on pulsar names

7: Finding pulsars within a circular region

8: Formatting the output

9: Obtaining the plotted output

10: Playing with the applet

Written by Albert Teoh
Last Update: 25th February 2003

This tutorial is a step by step introduction to using the ATNF Pulsar Catalogue. The purpose of this tutorial is to provide a complete coverage of every feature provided by the web interface without delving deeply into a discussion of what all the possible input values are for each input field.
A thorough coverage of the latter case can be found at the Documentation link at the top and bottom of the main page. Alternatively, from the main page, you can click on the links to the left hand side of the page which will link to the relevant section of the same Documentation page.
This tutorial is intended for those of you who are first time users or are still unfamiliar with some of the features.
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