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Old   January 28, 2004, 05:53
Default Automate this process
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Hi all,

I have generated many .dat files with Fluent. I have also created lots of surfaces/lines/rakes across my geometry where I can display various data.

To display these data, I am going in manually, file by file, via the X-Y plot function and writing the desired data to .xy files.

Is there a way I can automate this process while naming each .xy file after the .dat file it was generated from.

Any help on this would be greatly appreciated!

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Old   January 29, 2004, 09:30
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Robert Hart
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hmm. If it were me, I would create a simple journal that loads a .dat, and does the output.


/file/read-data "datafile.dat" /plot/plot yes "datafile.xy" yes no no z-vel no yes no line1 ()

Then use your program of choice (e.g. perl, bash, basic, whatever) to create a big journal file that repeats this for every datafile.

There's probably a way to do it directly in scheme/lisp but I don't know how to do that.
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Old   January 29, 2004, 11:09
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Thanks, Robert.

I managed to get something going by recording a journal of the process once, then doing a major bit of cutting, pasting and changing filenames on the journal file. It takes a wee while, but is much quicker than the manual method!

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Old   January 29, 2004, 12:42
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Robert Hart
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I guess it's all about return on investment.

What I mean is, the amount of effort worth putting into making the task easier depends on how many .dat files you had.

For 2 or 3 files, your probably as well off doing it manually, for a few more you can do it the cut&paste way, any more and you want to automate even the cut&paste.

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