SOAP based script for automatic data retrieval and formatting

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[CDAWEB] offers key parameter data from most space missions. However, the interface is horrible, and requires numerous steps until one gets to the required data, which then must be scaped or downloaded and properly formatted. Thankfully, they also offer a 'SOAP' based service that lets one to retrieve the data without going through the web interface. The CDAWEB people helped me out with a perl script, which I then use to get data and to reformat them. In reality, it's not quite as simple, because one needs to know how the data are ultimately named and stored in the underlying CDF files. The scripts provided here solve that problem for some of the most used missions and instruments.



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