[Kst] raw data access
kisner at physics.ucsb.edu
Mon Oct 13 16:32:53 CEST 2003
my name is Ted Kisner and I am a collaborator on the Boomerang experiment.
We use kst for real time data display and post-acquisition viewing. I have
not used any of the newer versions of kst (I'm still using one compatible
with kde 2.2.x on my debian machines).
I am guessing that kst still supports reading from "dirfile" format raw
binary data. I'm not sure if it still uses Barth's original getdata.h file
for reading this data.
I wanted to point out a library that I've created that is based on Barth's
original code. In addition to bug fixes, this library has the following
o Reading and Writing to both RAW fields and derived fields (LINTERP, LINCOM
o Automatic endian swapping when reading and writing data files on
o Large file support
you can download the library here
it is my hope that this library could be useful to the kst project. Here are
some questions I have.
1. how is the current raw data access integrated into kst (is it a plugin?)
2. I believe that using this library instead of the builtin code is simply a
matter of changing a couple function calls. Is it worth making a patch for
this, or should someone more familiar with the code base "just do it"?
Any info is greatly appreciated...
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