isnum man page

isnum — Return code telling whether the input string is numerical

Synopsis

isnum string

Description

isnum is a utility for identifying and classifying an input string. <B>isnum</B> returns an integer code depending on how it identifies the  input number: 0: string is not any sort of number 1: String is an integer 2: String is a floating point number 3: String is a hh:mm:ss.ss time 4: String is a yyyy-mm-dd date

Author

Jessica Mink, SAO (jmink@cfa.harvard.edu)

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WCSTools 6 November 2015