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saving variables anytime?

Posted: Sat May 26, 2018 11:28 am
by Krauts In Space
i'd like to save and load variables like with programs like now:
setup -> file -> save variable
in csv or ods/xls (open document/excel) format.

how do others see this?

Re: saving variables anytime?

Posted: Sat May 26, 2018 1:12 pm
by rprosperi
Krauts In Space wrote:
Sat May 26, 2018 11:28 am
i'd like to save and load variables like with programs like now:
setup -> file -> save variable
in csv or ods/xls (open document/excel) format.

how do others see this?
Is this for 1 variable, or all variables at once?

For 1, this seems a lot of s/w work, rather than just writing it down.

For all variables at once, I can agree that saving to CSV would be a handy way to extract results for further analysis, storage or presentation (in charts or documents), however since most other programs (including Excel, as far as I know) can't use reals with 34 digits of precision, some truncation is likely needed to make them usable.

Re: saving variables anytime?

Posted: Sat May 26, 2018 5:31 pm
by keithdalby
Sounds like you might want a "print to file" option

Re: saving variables anytime?

Posted: Sun May 27, 2018 2:51 pm
by Krauts In Space
keithdalby wrote:
Sat May 26, 2018 5:31 pm
Sounds like you might want a "print to file" option
that would nice - perhaps. for the moment I'd be happy to create a larger matrix, fill it with data, and load it into the DM42 and vice versa.

Re: saving variables anytime?

Posted: Mon May 28, 2018 11:30 am
by grsbanks
Saving variables, matrices at least, is indeed planned for a future firmware version.

Re: saving variables anytime?

Posted: Mon May 28, 2018 1:41 pm
by Krauts In Space
grsbanks wrote:
Mon May 28, 2018 11:30 am
Saving variables, matrices at least, is indeed planned for a future firmware version.
Hi!
Greatest news for today! :)

Thx,
Gernot

Re: saving variables anytime?

Posted: Tue May 29, 2018 1:25 am
by Bill (Smithville NJ)
grsbanks wrote:
Mon May 28, 2018 11:30 am
Saving variables, matrices at least, is indeed planned for a future firmware version.
That's great - I'm assuming "loading" matrices is also planed. This would be great
for the Fonts matrix. Just generate the Font matrix once, save it and
then load it as required.


Besides saving/loading matrices or other variables, I would also
love to see the chaining of programs from memory.

Maybe something like: XEQ <filename> would load a program from memory
into a temporary storage space, and then execute it. This would allow
for individual modules to be developed and then used as needed.

Just a thought.

Bill
Smithville, NJ

Re: saving variables anytime?

Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:57 pm
by Dave Britten
grsbanks wrote:
Mon May 28, 2018 11:30 am
Saving variables, matrices at least, is indeed planned for a future firmware version.
Awesome, glad to hear that's on the to-do list. It's pretty high on my list of wants.

Tab-delimited format seems like it would be the easiest format for import/export, since you don't have to worry about quoting values with a comma in them (making the parsing simpler), and thus you could export numeric values with either a period or comma (depending on the current radix setting), and just import either format regardless of setting.