Translators/ methods

The "translators" (or "methods" in object-based terminology) are programs which give other PI's a viewport into a data set. The program both makes the data set visible to the outside world and shields outside users from needing to know the details of where and how the data is stored.

JGOFS translator

These programs are responsible for

One translator may serve several different data sets -- the translators depend on the format chosen by the PI, but generally not on the information itself, though there can be exceptions.