[Kst] Thankyou for kst

Barth Netterfield netterfield at astro.utoronto.ca
Mon May 10 23:20:48 CEST 2004

If you can modify the file format slightly:
Lines starting with comment markers (eg, '#') are ignored.

On May 10, 2004 04:08 pm, Lee Matheson wrote:
> Hello,
> Thank you for making available your plotting package "kst".  We have been
> evaluating different data plotting packages at EUMETSAT, for the purpose of
> examining the historical (offline) METEOSAT-8 SEVIRI Instrument
> Housekeeping data.  The requirement to be able to examine very large
> quantities of telemetry data (millions of data points) lead me to look at
> "kst".
> I successfully installed "kst" at home, on my SuSE-8.2 Linux "fitted" PC
> (Athlon-900, 256MByte RAM) and "kst" works very well.
> Please, I have a couple questions about inputing data to kst:
> 1.  I have been unable to get "kst" to ignore the first line of a data
> file, where the first line consists of text (which identifies the telemetry
> identities of the various columns).  Is there a way to specify that "kst"
> ignore this first line of text (or alternatively use the first line as a
> label)?  (Sample attached).
> 2.  Is there a "date" format that "kst" will accept ?  I have tried many
> different dates as input, but I have been unsuccessful to get "kst" to
> accept an input date value.

It is on our wishlist. 

> Thank you again for making this package available.
> Best regards,
> Lee Matheson
> SEVIRI Instrument Operations Preparation Engineer.
> http://www.eumetsat.de

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