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        LAS\FILE OUT Name

    Open a Class file for writing.

    The first form opens an old, already existing file,  for  appending  new
    observations into it.

    The second form creates a new (empty) file. If a file with the same name
    already exists, it is overwritten if the option /OVERWRITE  is  present.
    An error is raised otherwise.
    A new ouput file can be of 2 different kinds:
      -  the  type MULTIPLE allows to have several version of the same spec-
        trum (same ObservationNumber). This type is the "historical" one for
        CLASS. It can be opened in all modes.
      -  with  the type SINGLE, the ObservationNumber is a unique identifier
        of the spectrum: only one version exists. This type has been  intro-
        duced  to simplify and speed up On-The-Fly processing, in particular
        at the telescope. It can not be opened in BOTH mode.

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