Changes between Initial Version and Version 1 of ShmDocMenuFileReadOther


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02/05/2009 11:30:11 AM (14 years ago)
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MarcusWalther
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  • ShmDocMenuFileReadOther

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     1= Menu entry Read Other = 
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     3Reads data files of foreign formats. A converter program from the foreign format to GSE1 or GSE2 format must be provided as an external program. The converter must have the syntax `<converter> <inputfile> <outputfile>` and must be located in the directory ''$SH_UTIL''. Via the [ShmDocMenuSpecialsConfigure Configure] command SHM gets the name of the converter.  
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     5When the Read Other entry is selected, a file selection box pops up. The user specifies the data file in the foreign format, SHM runs the converter script on the selected file and creates a temporary GSE file in the ''$SH_SCRATCH'' directory, which is read in using the standard input command for GSE files. 
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     7This flexible interface allows the input of any format where the user is able to provide a converter program to GSE. However, since on every input command the conversion to GSE has to be performed, the interface is not as efficient as a directly implemented reader. 
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