|Anomaly Detection, Workbench, Topcat
Run the new WFAU/U.Pitt Anomaly Detection algorithm through the AstroGrid workbench, and send
the results to Topcat via Plastic for further analysis.
|Topcat and TabView
Shows Topcat sending a VOTable to TabView (a very simple table viewer), followed by the user selecting a row subset in TabView, which is then highlighted in Topcat.
This example is slightly artificial, as Topcat has all the capabilities of TabView and more, but is a good illustration of how Plastic can be used to tie two applications together.
|VAST, the ACR and Aladin
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Shows VAST querying a SIAP server for images, and then sending an image to Aladin.
The notable aspect is that the Plastic message is sent from a VAST-generated web page.
The demonstration begins with Aladin registering with the Plastic Hub (VAST having already
registered). A web page is opened showing the currently registered applications. VAST then
asks the ACR to open a registry browser so that the user can search for SIAP services in
the central AstroGrid registry. Once a server is selected, the user enters the name of an
object into VAST, and a search radius. VAST obtains the RA and Dec for this object from SIMBAD
(again, via the ACR), and instructs the ACR to perform a SIAP search of the chosen server.
The returned VOTable of images is processed by VAST into a web page, which includes links to
send the images to Aladin via Plastic. Note that VAST itself is little more than a GUI, all
of the heavy-lifting and interaction with web services is done by the ACR, and the imaging by
|VOQuest and Topcat
VOQuest searches for sources within a circular region of the sky.
All SkyNode + SCDM services supporting source coordinates are being queried.
Results are sent to Topcat for display and, finally, the cross match is being performed on that region.