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)

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

and corresponding video.

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In the frame of the SeaDataCloud project, a week of meetings will be held during fall in Brest, France. An opportunity for all members of the consortium, advisory board and scientific committee to gather, coordinate, exchange and implement new ideas to improve the project.

Version 3.5.3 available

version 1.5.1.0 available