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The options file is composed of one set of options and several tables. The option block and each table is preceded in the options file by a keyword identifying the option or table. The keyword must be in upper case and begin in column 1 and should not be surrounded by single quotes. The keywords and data that follow them can appear in any order in the options file. The end of each table is delimited by the same keyword string prefixed with the characters ENDOF.

Comments, identified by an ! in column one, can be placed anywhere between the two keyword strings which delimit a table. Comments cannot be placed outside of a table.

Entries in tables consist of a row of numbers and sometimes character strings separated by commas. The general form for tables is:

TABLE_KEYWORD
n1, n2, c1, n3, ... !here is a comment
.
!here is another comment
.
m1, m2, cm, m3, ...
ENDOF TABLE_KEYWORD

where:

TABLE_KEYWORD

is the table keyword

n1, n2, ...

are numbers in the first table entry

c1

is a character string in the first entry

m1, m2, ...

are numbers in the last table entry

cm-

is a character string in the last entry

ENDOF TABLE_KEYWORD

defines the end of the table