If you are interested in the details or want to go beyond our simple examples, you can check out the schema itself. We have an overview diagram along with documentation. If you have a wish-list of things you think should be in the schema, drop us a line.
Efficient data exchange, even among a small group of people, requires a definition of what data is being presented. As the number of participants in the exchange grows, it becomes even more important to have well defined structures that can be efficiently parsed by both machines and humans alike. Time-series are a vital part of the Berkeley Transient Classification Pipeline and so we have developed an efficient XML format to exchange data within the pipeline as well as communicate our data to others.
Below are a collection of links to examples and documentation to quickly get you started using the SimpleTimeseries XML format. Though the format is still evolving, it is at a point now that it is ready to be used and in the coming weeks we will be emitting all of our current light curves in SimpleTimeseries format.