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Ossi March 11, 2003 09:59

residual plotting in Prostar

I try to plot residuals from Prostar with the button "Plot residual history" but after some time from the start of the run, it does not work anymore !? Prostar reports an error in the Case.rsi file. So it works initially but not later on which points towards a problem that some parameter needs to be increased (?) Does anybody know a solution to this !

CJ Tune March 11, 2003 23:19

Re: residual plotting in Prostar
Why don't you just increase the parameter ProSTAR tells you to? Just use the command MEMO.

Ossi March 12, 2003 03:54

Re: residual plotting in Prostar
Star does not tell me to increase any parameter, that is the problem. It reports "ERROR - Invalid file Case.rsi chosen. Format does not correspond to Star residual file." This seems to be actually a operating system error, since this is the first time I am using Linux. Previously I have never obtained this kind of message.

Nicola March 12, 2003 09:52

Re: residual plotting in Prostar
Perhaps this is a problem of the Linux-version. I got the same problem sometimes, but sometimes it worked fine with the same case. On Unix, it never happened. Did you ask the support?



cjtune March 12, 2003 10:04

Re: residual plotting in Prostar
Hmmm, not sure about .rsi files but I could open .mdl, .pst, and even use binary .geom and .prob files taken over from IRIX, HP-UX and Windows OS in Linux.

What OS did you get your Case.rsi from?

Ossi March 12, 2003 10:23

Re: residual plotting in Prostar
Linux, Red Hat 8.0, installed in pc.

Vladimir Krejci March 12, 2003 10:51

Re: residual plotting in Prostar
Hi Ossi, try convert residual data from binary to coded form, then add blank line at the end of the new file and finally convert this new file to binary form. It should help you.


Nicola March 12, 2003 11:45

Re: residual plotting in Prostar
After the run has finished, there was no problem to open the .rsi, but what if I want to check the residuals during calculation? There was no problem to open any file transported from Unix to Linux, neither to start a unix.mdl on a Linux Red Hat 8.0 PC. I have difficulties only in online monitoring residuals.


Vladimir Krejci March 12, 2003 12:09

Re: residual plotting in Prostar
I had the same problems and solved it the way I described, I thing at least. If you want to look at residual values only, use .run file or look at a terminal which you used to start Prostar, otherwise make a copy of your actual .rsi file and do what I said in previous message with that file copied. Unfortunately, to be able to use my procedure, you should find out something about commands used for displaying of the residuals. (commands : GRES, GSTA, GDRA ...).

Regards Vladimir

Leo March 12, 2003 12:55

Re: residual plotting in Prostar
This procedure should work if the job is still running:

Graph menu --> Load graph data dialog box: Load star residuals and monitored values next box: choose desired .rsi file, go down to iterations and change "all" to "range." For the range, put the max iteration to be one less than the last iteration done. For example, if the job has completed 242 iterations, then the range should be 1 to 241. Hit load data, then graph data. The residuals should appear in the graphics window.

You can also change the Values to extract button from "both" to either "residual" or "monitored."

cjtune March 12, 2003 12:56

Re: residual plotting in Prostar
Hi Vladimir,

Sounds useful. But what command do I use to convert the binary .rsi files to coded?

Has anybody gotten STARWATCH to work on Linux before?

cjtune March 12, 2003 13:02

Re: residual plotting in Prostar
If you have a big screen, you can just watch the residuals as they are printed on the screen real-time...

Vladimir Krejci March 12, 2003 13:08

Re: residual plotting in Prostar
It is somewhere in the menues. Sorry, that I do not tell you the commands exactly, but I do not have access to graphical interface now. If I remember, it should be at the the end of file menu or better look for menu called 'convert'.



CJ Tune March 12, 2003 21:54

Re: residual plotting in Prostar
Right, found it. SMCO.

Lars Ola Liavåg March 13, 2003 00:46

Re: residual plotting in Prostar
Hello Ossi,

I get this message (HP-UX) if I try to plot the residuals or monitoring data while the .rsi file is being updated. If I wait until the file writing is done, the problem is gone as well. Of course, it can be annoying once in a while with small models where the residuals are written every other second, but I don't really see this as a problem. If you absolutely want to check your values in the middle of the .rsi dump you can always have a look in the .run file.

Lars Ola

allan March 14, 2003 08:54

Re: residual plotting in Prostar
I've had this problem a lot when doing a coal combustion analysis. One can increase the amount of residual one can plot by increasing maxstor. I belive the problem to be that the residual file does not get closedproperly, whatever that means but if one uses the command: gstar,casename.rsi,flui,0,0,0,resi,1,n-1,1,n where n is the iteration the solver is on, and then gdraw 1,2 then the residuals will be plotted up to the penultimate iteration.


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