This chapter covers basic reading and writing of various file formats, and converting from one format to another. If you have IUESIPS MELO or MEHI files and you intend to use our software, you should refer to Chapter 5. If you have NEWSIPS MXLO or MXHI files, you should refer to Chapter 4. If you have the spatially-resolved SILO, SIHI, or LBL files, you should refer to Chapter 8.
There are instructions for converting IUE data to formats compatible with IRAF. For more details; consult IRAF_CONV.TEX in the MANUALS subdirectory of the IUERDAF account.