Manual Page for Command >>>> FORMAT


Syntax
>>>> FORMAT: format

Parent Command
all third-level commands in block > OBSERVATION

Subcommand
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Description
This command accepts a FORTRAN format statement for reading data. By default, data are read in free format following the >>>> DATA command or directly from a data file. If a column contains non-numeric characters, formatted input can be invoked by providing a string format representing the corresponding FORTRAN format statement. The format statement must be in brackets and must not contain any blanks.

Example
> OBSERVATION
>> LIQUID FLOW rate
>>> CONNECTION : ELM50 BOT_1
>>>> multiply measurements by FACTOR: -1.0E-06
>>>> FORMAT: (2X,F5.1,28X,E17.10) used to read time and value
>>>> COLUMN: 1 2 (time is in col. 1, flow rate in col. 2 of above FORMAT statement)
>>>> SKIP : 3 lines before reading values
>>>> DATA in MINUTES
------------------------------------------------------------
# Time [min] Cap. Pres, [hPa] FlowmeterX Flow Rate [mg/s]
-------------------------------------------------------------
1 05.0 0.1698331055E+02 FlowmeterA 0.9869399946E+01
2 10.0 0.2075763428E+02 FlowmeterA 0.1039689596E+02
3 15.0 0.2357142822E+02 FlowmeterA 0.1162893932E+02
4 20.0 0.2529052490E+02 FlowmeterA 0.1353439620E+02
5 25.0 0.2598133789E+02 FlowmeterA 0.1469761628E+02
. .... ................ .......... ................

>>>> RELATIVE error is: 10.0 % of the individual measurement
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See Also
>>>> DATA | >>>> COLUMN | >>>> HEADER | >>>> PICK


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