Frequently asked Questions

Questions about Astrological programs

Questions relating to exchange CALIF format

Answers for Astrology programs

How to install the free version of Galaxy - Milky Way?

Important notes:
Installation steps
If you feel confident with a computer, then p.p.1-2 can skip.
  1. Download the archive with video Galaxy installation and first launch instructions.
  2. Unzip the archive and watch the installation and launch video.
  3. Download and unzip the installation file. By default, Galaxy is placed in the "C:\Program Files (x86)\Galaxy" folder (hereinafter it will be referred to as the% Galaxy% folder). You can change the installation path, i.e. put in another folder other than "C:\Program Files (x86)\",but at the same time, the final folder where Galaxy is installed must have the exact name - Galaxy. You cannot change the name of this folder.
  4. After installation, find the icon on the desktop and follow the steps to run the program as an administrator:
    • right-click on the Galaxy icon - call properties;
    • Compatibility tab - "Change settings for all users";
    • check the box "Run this program as administrator" and double-click OK.
  5. Add the folder where Galaxy is installed to the antivirus exceptions, since sometimes antiviruses perceive program protection from hacking as suspicious code or, even worse, as a virus (trojan), and delete the program from the folder and quarantine it. Therefore, adding a folder to antivirus exceptions is vital for the operation of Galaxy programs. Usually, this item on adding to exclusions is located in the settings section of the antivirus program, but you can search the Internet for the phrase "how to add a folder to antivirus exceptions" and add the phrase with the name of your antivirus.
  6. If, when you start PreView, when you click on the "Watch Video" button, you cannot view the fragment, download and install the K-Lite video codec.
  7. That's it. Installation is complete and you can use the Galaxy programs.
Windows 10 Feature
Since Galaxy programs work in full-screen mode, on some computers running the Windows 10 operating system, a situation may arise when the taskbar (the panel at the bottom of the screen on which the running programs are displayed) overlaps the bottom of the program. In such cases, you should do one of two methods: If you have questions or any difficulties, please contact me. I will be happy to help.
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How to install a paid version of Galaxy - Astrological Tools?

Important notes:
Installation steps
If you feel confident with a computer, then p.p.1-2 can skip.
  1. Download the archive with video Galaxy installation and first launch instructions.
  2. Unzip the archive and watch the installation and launch video.
  3. If you installed the free version of "Galaxy - Milky Way" - uninstall it.
  4. Follow the link that I sent in the letter to download and unzip the Galaxy installation file - Astrological Tools.
  5. By default, Galaxy is placed in the folder "C:\Program Files (x86)\Galaxy" (hereinafter it will be referred to as the% Galaxy% folder). You can change the installation path, i.e. put in another folder other than "C:\Program Files (x86)\", but at the same time, the final folder where Galaxy is installed must have the exact name - Galaxy. You cannot change the name of this folder, otherwise you will not be able to correctly update Galaxy programs in the future. The word for case sensitive and Latin installation is M31NearUs.
  6. After installation, find the icon on the desktop and follow the steps to run the program as an administrator:
    • right-click on the Galaxy icon - call properties;
    • Compatibility tab - "Change settings for all users";
    • check the box "Run this program as administrator" and double-click OK.
  7. Add the folder where Galaxy is installed to the antivirus exceptions, since sometimes antiviruses perceive program protection from hacking as suspicious code or, even worse, as a virus (trojan), and delete the program from the folder and quarantine it. Therefore, adding a folder to antivirus exceptions is vital for the operation of Galaxy programs. Usually, this item on adding to exclusions is located in the settings section of the antivirus program, but you can search the Internet for the phrase "how to add a folder to antivirus exceptions" and add the phrase with the name of your antivirus.
  8. Try to run all-all programs (no matter what you get). As a result, for paid programs you will receive in response that the program is not registered. Just keep in mind that on the Galaxy integration shell screen there is still an additional menu and on the second screen there are programs that did not fit on the main one - run them too.
  9. If during the launch of any of the Galaxy programs a warning appears that it has not been executed for a long time:
    • checking for updates (see the attachment picture), launch the Galaxy integration shell and click the "CheckUpdates - Search and Perform Updates via the Internet" button;
    • data archiving, you should start the DataWorker program,from the list of modes select "Data archiving" and press the button "Perform data archiving";
    • reindexing data files, you should start the DataWorker program, select "Restore table indexes" from the list of modes and click the "Perform reindexing (index recovery") button.
  10. After starting the programs, close them all.
  11. If, when you start PreView, when you click on the "Watch Video" button, you cannot view the fragment, download and install the K-Lite video codec.
  12. Find the %Galaxy%\BoxKey folder. It should have 20 files. Archive it and send the archive to me. If the folder does not have 20 files, it means either you missed something and did not start it, or the antivirus managed to transfer one of the programs to quarantine. In this case, you need to find quarantine (virus storage) in your antivirus and restore, in vain the Galaxy program file sent there. How to get into quarantine depends on the specific antivirus. How to do this, you can search the Internet for the phrase "use the antivirus quarantine virus repository" and add the phrase with the name of your antivirus.
  13. After paying for the programs and receiving the money, I will generate the keys for you and send them.
Windows 10 Feature
Since Galaxy programs work in full-screen mode, on some computers running the Windows 10 operating system, a situation may arise when the taskbar (the panel at the bottom of the screen on which the running programs are displayed) overlaps the bottom of the program. In such cases, you should do one of two methods: If you have questions or any difficulties, please contact me. I will be happy to help.
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How many PCs can I install the purchased software on?

  1. Each program can be installed on one computer only.
  2. If you purchase a number of different programs so you can install them either on the same computer or on other one, at your discretion, as each program can work both independently and in combination.
  3. When purchasing several identical programs, of course, please, install them on different computers, or meaningless.
Since the life cycle of programs are often more than the computer life cycle, the computers are updated (install new components), or change to new ones. The user is entitled to require the seller to transfer the previously purchased software. This is a worldwide practice for serious programs and vendors. Galaxy is no exception. Therefore, if you change the configuration of your device, please, contact for re-generation of the keys to the programs purchased earlier.
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How to choose an astrology program?

Yes, indeed, there are a lot of astrology programs. I can only give recommendations how to choose, but the final decision is yours. Go to the Reviews page and read the Recommendations on selection of astrological programs.
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Which tablet is suitable for use of Galaxy astrology program?

First of all, Galaxy is not an astrology program but it is astrological software package. More than two dozen independent astrological programs which can work both independently and as a part of the complex are included in it. And they show their power in the complex. Apropos your question, I would say:
  1. See system requirements;
  2. On this link, select the appropriate tablet itself.
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Can you help me to install the program?

If for some reason you are not able to independently install or configure the program, write to me (the address and phone number are on the site), we will choose the day, time and install the program together remotely over the network. Since recently TeamViewer requires a paid use of its program and limits sessions to 5 minutes,and after interrupts them, then the use of Ammyy Admin is preferable and simpler. In this regard, I recommend using this program for remote access.

Instructions for using Ammyy Admin

  1. To install Galaxy, you must have administrator rights on your computer;
  2. Download the Ammyy Admin
  3. Create a folder on your computer;
  4. Expand the archive to the folder you created;
  5. Enter the folder you created;
  6. Run the "Ammyy Admin v3.exe" file as an administrator (right-click and select "Run as administrator" from the menu;
  7. Start a text editor so that we can communicate with you (we will write to each other);
  8. Contact me by email or mobile;
  9. Let me know your ID and Password from Ammyy Admin;
  10. I’ll connect and work - install and configure the Galaxy environment together.

Instructions for using TeamViewer

  1. To install Galaxy, you must have administrator rights on your computer;
  2. Download the TeamViewer
  3. Create a folder on your computer;
  4. Expand the archive to the folder you created;
  5. Enter the folder you created;
  6. Run the TeamViewer.exe file as an administrator (right-click and select "Run as administrator" from the menu;
  7. Start a text editor so that we can communicate with you (we will write to each other);
  8. Contact me by email or mobile;
  9. Let me know your ID and Password from TeamViewer;
  10. I’ll connect and work - install and configure the Galaxy environment together.
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It displays unreadable garbage characters.

It is possible that the system locale is not match the Russian language.
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The program does not work on Windows 7 (8 or 10)

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There are so many programs in your package that one does not know where to look first. What program do you recommend?

Galaxy is not only the astrological software package, but separate independent astrology programs. In order to understand this, it is necessary to do the following:
  1. Read Recommendations on selection of astrological programs
  2. Read Selection of Galaxy - Astrological Tools astrological programs
  3. If you still have questions, please, ask me
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Where can I get Galaxy setup file?

Galaxy astrological software package exists in 2 versions: Since demo does not exist, I recommend to watch the video, download it from here, and run PresentViewer from the free version and download multimedia modules from it to watch. They tell about Galaxy astrological programs.
Once you decide that you need some paid versions, you buy them from me, and I give you a link to the distribution.
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Will I be able to purchase any other Galaxy programs?

Yes, at any time at the current value on the date of purchase. If you buy once an astrology program (component of Galaxy), you will receive all updates for future versions for free. In other words, you do not need to pay for the newly issued version of purchased components. You can buy in addition other Galaxy components at any time of their release.
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Why are there no prices for some astrological programs?

For the sole reason that these astrological software does not sale, because some are being tested, while others are under development. You will see the price when release of these components starts. Follow the news.
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How to run Galaxy for Windows 7 (8 or 10) as an administrator?

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Galaxy files disappear. I saw them exactly and did not remove. What to do?

AVAST antivirus is known for this issue. It defines a normal (non-infected) file as suspicious, and sends it to the quarantine. You need to add Galaxy folder to the exclusions and the problem will be solved. How to add Galaxy in the exclusions of AVAST antivirus?
For older versions of AVAST (until 2014):
For old versions AVAST (till 2014): For new versions of AVAST: If you have other antivirus, then I think the action will be quite similar to the above. If you can not perform the above steps, then search for the description how to solve the problem via the Internet for your antivirus.
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How to see mutlimedia modules?

It's quite easy. Follow the procedures below:
  1. You should have any (paid or free) version of Galaxy installed.
  2. From integration shell, please, run PresentViewer (this is the button with a gift picture and magnifying glass).
  3. Then, select the desired module from a list. If it is highlighted in gray, it means it is not installed on your computer yet. It must be downloaded and installed.
  4. Click 'Download selected module' button. Select 'Download Galaxy programs from site'.
  5. Attention! If the browser does not load the file but tries to display it as a document (unreadable text appears on the screen), you must forcefully save the file with the suggested name Type "XYZ.GMP", where XYZ - different letters and numbers. The file name can not be changed! And follow the instructions.
  6. The program will inform you that it is necessary to save the module in BoxIn folder, which is in Galaxy folder (by default, Galaxy is put in the folder c:\Program Files or c:\Program Files (x86) )
  7. After download the module, click 'Set filter list' button. The program will report that a new module is found and ask permission to install it. Please, confirm the installation.
  8. Click 'Player' menu button, then after loading the module click 'Play/Pause' button. Carefully look, listen and learn.
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How to download updated multimedia modules for PresentViewer?

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How to use your data sets if they are stored in XML-file?

If you want to use the data set in Galaxy program, follow these steps:
  1. You should have any (paid or free) version of Galaxy installed.
  2. Download any data set.
  3. Open the file so that the contents of the folder (itself of XML-format file and if there is IMG folder, and this folder will be in the BoxIn folder that is in the default Galaxy Folder (Galaxy is put in the folder c:\Program Files or c:\Program Files (x86) ).
  4. From integration shell, please, run DataWorker Data converter and import/export (this is a big button in the lower left corner of Galaxy shell).
  5. In the list of 'Data import' and data file 'CALIF [xml]' format.
  6. Find the name of the copied file in the resulting list, click 'Import data from file' and confirm your selection.
  7. The program will report on the created database.
  8. To see the obtained data, run one of Galaxy programs that works with databases (eg, DataFinder, Charts, ChartAnalyzer etc.) and download the data from the database. How to do it: see the help files, multimedia modules or presentation files.
If you want to get data for another program, you have 2 options. The first option: your program must understand CALIF format, the second option: you can export data in several available formats. For this option you should:
  1. Perform the above steps 1-7 to import the data.
  2. Select 'Export data' in the list and 'Text [txt]'/'Excel 97-2003 [xls]' data file format.
  3. Click 'Export Data'.
  4. Select the desired bank from the list of databases and click 'Export data from the specified database file', confirm your selection.
  5. When the export is over the program will inform you about the created file. Confirm 'Open folder with saved file'.
  6. Take the file and act on your plan.
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How to get data from Locator to SkyWorker?

Locator supports a number of exchange formats and allows you to transfer data via the clipboard, not only to SkyWorker.
However, data transmission will be the same type of action:
  1. You should run Locator and SkyWorker.
  2. Please, do a search for a city item in Locator, for example, a quick search mode by typing a few letters of the name specifying the region and country, if necessary.
  3. Enter the required date-time. The Locator has a wonderful button: 'Check the alternative offsets', which will allow to verify the correctness of time offset, comparing data from multiple tables. If the different sources give different corrections, the program will inform about it.
  4. Click 'Copy data to clipboard' and select 'Universal format'. In this case, the keyboard layout should be in Russian, otherwise you can get 'mojibake' instead of city item. By the way, if you use only one program, for example, SkyWorker, you can set the format of the clipboard as Universal format in Presetter settings - Basic settings. In this case, you do not need to select it from the menu by clicking 'Copy data' button.
  5. Go to SkyWorker. Button to get data from Locator becomes available. Click it and the data from the clipboard will be transferred into the program. Inactive button to get data from Locator means that you do not transfer data from the program or transfer, but select the wrong format.
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Asteroids does not show on the chart. What should I do

To calculate the position of the asteroid in the program Asteroids apply Swiss Ephemeris files. The installation package files are available only for the first thousand asteroids (numbered 1000). To calculate and display the position of the other asteroids,you must download and install the missing ephemeris file.
Each ephemeris file allows you to calculate the position of the asteroid. For example, to calculate the position of the asteroid number 3729, needs se03729s.se1 file, and for the asteroid number 127319 - se127319s.se1. For ease of use, asteroids ephemeris files are located in separate folders for each 1000 files. So for the first thousand ast0 used folder, for the second - ast1 etc. Thus, if you want to calculate the position of the asteroid with numbers from 6300 to 7100, you will need to install and ast6 ast7 folder. These folders should be created in the folder %Galaxy%\SwisEph, where %Galaxy%\ points to the folder where you installed the program Galaxy (by default - it is "c:\Program Files (x86)\Galaxy").
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How to correctly create a natal chart and events and then link them?

I will try to explain my particular example. There are three natal chart - father, mother and child. Clearly, if we create the birth of a child as an event, contact the three charts (natal moms, dads and natal birth event). But it is also necessary to rectify the child's birth, that is, to work with the child's natal chart.
It is not difficult. Just should make some gestures, as in the Galaxy can only associate natal chart and events, you are right, not a natal chart natal. This restriction is purely software, rather than physical. I did not allow connecting any charts, so as not to confuse the astrologers. In addition, start a two chart in the form of events and natal birth to a child - it is a bad option, since it will be two different charts. Therefore it is necessary to do so: Back to top

It is impossible to change the chart. What am I doing wrong?

Working with the list of astrological instruments (hereinafter - the instrument) is quite simple. All of these tools are for exouter charts. Those. When enabled display any two charts or outer. Choosing some tool in the list, you apply it to the outer chart. On the chart below.

Let's see exactly more features to work with a list of charts (events).

The first. To change the selected chart (events), it should be available for modification. Those. The chart protection (lock must be opened and white) must be removed. If the lock is closed, and the red, chart is protected from changes. On the chart wheel, the item to show the date, time chart for the chart available to change, always white. This is the first.

The second. If the protection is removed, you can safely change the time of the chart by any means:
The third. When you work with a list of charts, there are 2 fundamental options of work, depending on the number of charts in the list:
  1. In the chart list only one chart. There are no options in the list is selected it is this chart. It is available to change the date-time. It's simple.
  2. more than one chart in the list. Here, too, everything is simple, the basic concepts are. In the first place you have natal and horary chart. This chart, the first in the list. It is the base. Those. It takes a place the main, main chart. It becomes special. Regardless of the index chart in the list (it does not matter whether the selected 1-, 2-, or N chart), the chart will always internal. It will be visible when you select the option "internal chart" or "Both charts". Therefore, the pointer to the chart list makes no sense to put on the first chart. This index ALWAYS must stand on any chart, but the first. It is fundamentally. If you have learned this rule, it will continue to be very simple. Remember that the index charts in the list should not be on the first chart as the first chart will always be available. Now consider the process of changing the time chart: -if you want to change the base chart, it does not matter for how the chart (except the first) is a pointer. The main thing is that he should not be on the first chart. Clicking on the wheel inside of the chart, and if the date time element is highlighted in white (the chart is available for change), change it while you need any manner described above; -if you want to change the outer chart, simply specify it in the list by clicking on the wheel outer chart and change it while you need any manner described above.
Important note. You can set the chart in the dynamics of the instrument, as well as what we want to change the chart. There are 3 options: And finally. There are more scribbling than action :). Everything is fairly trivial. Do not forget that the pointer in the chart list (ie, the selected and highlighted line in the list) should stand on the first place (ie 2-, 3-, etc.). And all you get.
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It is impossible to change the representation of a retrograde object to a chart. What am I doing wrong?

In Horus I want to see a retro planet with a white "R" symbol. On the test card everything is beautiful, but nothing has changed in Horus, restart did not help...

The fact is that for all Galaxy programs there are color schemes and they are loaded at startup. So for astrological program Horus by default the color scheme"Star dust (gray)" is set and in this scheme it is indicated in the settings that the retrograde objects should be displayed in color, and not the R symbol. I already explained here on the forum to one from users, how to change the settings of the colors of the scheme. But to not look for them I give the instruction:
  1. Start PreSetter.
  2. On the left side of the list, select the "Appearance of Programs" mode and see, for your program, what theme it has. For Horus, the default setting is "Star Dust (gray)."
  3. On the left side of the list, select the "Chart Display Settings" mode.
  4. Click "Save or download settings" and select "Download settings."
  5. From the list, select "Galaxy - Star dust (gray)" and click "Load saved settings."
  6. For each plane, perform steps 7-8.
  7. Click "Open record for editing", find the item in the list - "Displaying retrograde objects on the chart" and double-click on the phrase "highlighted color" and select "Letter R ..." in the selector
  8. Click the button with an open lock to save your changes.
  9. Click "Save or download settings" and select "Save settings."
  10. In the list, select the "Galaxy - Star dust (gray)" and overwrite it.
  11. Now when you load your Horus with the color scheme "Star dust (gray)", the retrograde objects will be displayed with the symbol R.
The procedure described above may seem too abstruse, but it is not so, given that in Galaxy programs each program can have its own, individual, inherent only to her, not only color settings, button shapes, but also any colors and sizes of characters. So I recommend immediately, as long as it's fresh, adjust the programs to your taste.
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How to create a list of stars for the astrological program Charts?

There was a question on the program Charts. When viewing maps, I see the ability to display fixed stars. The question is which stars are displayed in this module? First magnitude or some other principle? I did not find there the opportunity to choose by what parameters they will be displayed.

The list for the stars that are displayed in the astrological program Charts, you can do yourself. There are several options for this.

Simple:
  1. Run the Stars astrological program
  2. press the top "Data entry" button;
  3. press the top menu button "Static selection conditions";
  4. select the previously saved set from the selector. The default value is "Current filter" (it is created on another screen and about this option below);
  5. to the right of the selector, click the third button "Save to work in Galaxy.Charts". The list will be generated;
  6. run Charts astrological program;
  7. go to the screen with the chart;
  8. on the toolbar, click the "On Charts View" button;
  9. in the menu that opens, select "View Stars" and, if you want to show only those that are in conjunction with chart objects, select "Only Conjunction with Objects". Close the menu and use.
More complex and flexible - universal way:
  1. Run the Stars astrological program
  2. press the button with the watering "Forming a list";
  3. create a list of stars:
    • using simple or expert mode, set the conditions for the formation of a list of stars and click the "Display records with the filter installed" button;
    • if you want to save this selection condition, then click the "Save or Load Settings" button and from the menu choose "Save Selection offers". Enter the name and description of your set;
    • if required, you can make the set you create as the default set so that it loads every time you open the Stars program. To do this, click the "Save or Load Settings" button again and select "Load selection offers" from the menu. Select the required set and press the button at the top left "Make the selected record as the current ...". Well, click the button on the right "Load saved settings."
  4. further, the actions from the simple method are repeated (see p.2 of "Simple"). Press the top menu button "Data Entry";
  5. press the top menu button "Static selection conditions";
  6. select the previously saved set from the selector. The default value is "Current filter" (it was created and saved as the default filter in step 3);
  7. to the right of the selector, click the third button "Save to work in Galaxy.Charts". The list will be generated;
  8. run Charts astrological program;
  9. go to the screen with the chart;
  10. on the toolbar, click the "On Charts View" button;
  11. in the menu that opens, select "View Stars" and, if you want to show only those that are in conjunction with chart objects, select "Only Conjunction with Objects". Close the menu and use.
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The names of settlements in the Locator are displayed in the form of abracadabra (incomprehensible characters). What should I do?

Most likely, in the Windows operating system, the language for programs that do not support UNICODE, or this language, when installed, is not set (or incorrectly set) incorrectly perceived by the operating system. Since the name of the regional settings icon may differ in different Windows operating systems, I will give the procedure for Windows 10 as the most new system, and you, if you have another version of Windows, look for a suitable name. For example, in Windows 10 - this is "Regional Standards", and in Windows 7 - "Language and regional standards". So what needs to be done:
  1. Open Control Panel (Windows settings);
  2. Find "Regional Standards" and open;
  3. Go to the Advanced tab;
  4. Find the element "Language of programs that do not support Unicode" and click "Change system language". Set [Your language] despite the fact that there can be [Your language] there;
  5. In Windows 10, tick "Beta version: Use UNICODE (UTF-8) ...";
  6. Click "OK" and restart the computer;
  7. After loading, repeat steps 1-4;
  8. In Windows 10, uncheck "Beta version: Use UNICODE (UTF-8) ...";
  9. Click "OK", restart the computer and check the operation of the Locator.
Note.Despite the fact that the item may already contain [Your language], you must select some other language, and then choose [Your language] again, since Windows may not update all registry settings and, as a result, for this, text resources will not be displayed correctly in Galaxy programs.
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Answers for exchange CALIF format

What all the fuss is about with format? if every astrological program works with its own data formats?

If you look a little forward, it becomes clear that each program, using its own set of data (chart name, date, time, location, etc.) to create a chart, uses a standard set required to create an astrological chart. And, obviously, the querent’s data are the medical secret, strictly speaking. Any astrologer has no right to disclose it. But there are many well-known data that not only astronomers, researchers, but simply inquiring minds would like to use. Here the main astrologer's work starts: find, enter and validate the data. And everyone does it for himself, his program by himself. The question arises: Why would not to create such sets in their format and convert them to the universal format which will be available to any program? There are also standards for hardware, for example, the mini- and microUSB, memory flash card formats, etc. Why not to agree to make one intermediate format and one converter, not to mold them by the number of existing programs. This is just one part of the benefits...
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Why is this new universal format so good?

The answer is simple, and it is here.
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I have data sets, and I'm ready to convert them to CALIF format. How can I do it?

There are several ways to solve this issue:
  1. Ask a question to a programmer-author of the program used. Perhaps this program already supports this format.
  2. Galaxy space programs support this format and your data can be converted to it.
  3. Send me your details and I will help you with the conversion.
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How to use your data sets if they are stored in XML-file?

Steps to import and export described here
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