OCTOPUS

Software download and FAQ

OCTOPUS is a multi-format Checker, Converter and Splitter tool.

                          

  • OCTOPUS converts files in a given SeaDataNet format to another SeaDataNet format (e.g.: ODV to netCDF, netCDF to ODV, MedAtlas to NetCDF, MedAtlas to ODV)
  • OCTOPUS checks the ODV SDN vraiant formats for biology, microlitter and flow cytometry, it can converts them from ODV variant to ODV variant
  • OCTOPUS has also additional functions such as:
    • Split a multi-station SeaDataNet file into mono-station SeaDataNet files
    • Extract station(s) from SeaDataNet files
    • Convert MGD v81 and v98 to SeaDataNet ODV  files

The following conversions are handled by OCTOPUS:

The Octopus software interface is bilingual (English/French) and the software is fit for use on several platforms : Windows and Linux..

OCTOPUS version 1.5.1.0

Adds-on:

  • NetCDF SDN Format: improve validation log messages for global attributes

Bug corrections:

  • ODV biological variant: allow VOLFFMXX for Sampling Effort P01 code
  • ODV format: detect an error if a mapping line does not start with // characters
  • ODV format: fix bug in variant detection (case of physico-chemical file with MINWDIST and MAXWDIST)

 

OCTOPUS user manual

See OCTOPUS presentation (the presentation was done in May 2017, on OCTOPUS  version 1.2):

and corresponding video.