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Old   March 28, 2023, 11:16
Default post-processed data saved as csv instead of dat
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I am using the minMaxMagnitude post-processing functionnality.

As a results a file.dat is created with the following format:

# Field minima and maxima
# Time field min location(min) processor max location(max) processor
0 U 0.000000e+00 (-1.099092e-01 -6.261345e-02 2.038625e-01) 0 3.712763e+02 (-3.176721e-02 5.759170e-02 3.087649e-01) 6
This format is not well interpreted with google sheet or other sheet files. (btw, doesn't seem it is possible to import .dat files with gogle spreadsheet.)

I am wondering wether it is possible to save post-processed file types? For example by adding
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type   csv;
or similar in the system file.

This comment is true for the post-processing function I am using, but for other as well.

Any suggestion on how to do that?

Or is there an easy way to code this ?
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Old   April 12, 2023, 10:21
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You can simply open the .dat file with the notepad text editor and save it as csv
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