Import data files


Select File > Import > Data menu.

  • Select files in the right format.
  • Select Import.
  • Data need to be formated in right format:

  • First column contains time position of each value (decimal).
  • Second and next columns contain values (decimal).
  • Example:

    0.000000000      0
    0.011609977      2.545170567
    0.023219954      6.847550534
    0.034829931      0.000107884
    0.046439909      0.000143346

    A window display a preview of data with properties:

    1. Separator (invisible character) between columns.
    2. Time unit of first column.
    3. Min and Max values of second and next columns (eave at 0 for an automatic calculation of these values).
    4. Name of data of first column (leave empty to use file name, * to add file name, and # to add index of files).
    5. Check the Preview before import.
    6. Select Import.

    You can use them on temporal representation or timeline.

    Structure of data

    Once imported, the data files contain:

  • A time series (first column): the time dates of each value. You cannot see these values, they only are used to draw representations and compute new data files.
  • One or more series (second and following columns) containing the values.
  • In the temporal representations, it is possible to manage independently how the value series are displayed: Show/Hide, color, and transformations. Some representations use only the first set of values. If you need to use several series with these representations, you will first have to split them with the Edit data window.