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FGTAPE file in excel

Postby ali.6361 » Fri Aug 01, 2014 11:28 pm

one more thing I got FGTape file of a recorded flight how could I get the parameters in excel format .... thanku in advance
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Re: FGTAPE file in excel

Postby Hooray » Sat Aug 02, 2014 9:00 am

by parsing and converting it.
Alternatively, use the CSV logger and import the CSV file, which is directly supported by Excel: http://wiki.flightgear.org/Property_Logging
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Re: FGTAPE file in excel

Postby ali.6361 » Sat Aug 02, 2014 12:14 pm

I tried using CSV but some unknown format came can I have the stuff like longiyude n latitude etc in numbers in excel ... if yes then please guide me
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Re: FGTAPE file in excel

Postby Hooray » Sat Aug 02, 2014 12:18 pm

Yes, you can - please look at the link I posted: http://wiki.flightgear.org/Property_Logging
You only need to change the properties accordingly.
For more info, please refer to $FG_ROOT/Docs/README.logging

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Re: FGTAPE file in excel

Postby ali.6361 » Sat Aug 02, 2014 12:23 pm

Kindly tell me what is parsing and how can I do it

Sorry sir please don't ignore me i read but couldn't understand can u please how can I convert it .... sorry to bother you again sir
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Re: FGTAPE file in excel

Postby CasJanM » Mon Feb 09, 2015 3:07 pm

I am sorry for "waking the dead" but i am interested in this topic as well.

Because i lack the terms "CSV" and "parsing and converting" - do i understand it correctly, that after recording a flight there exists a different file from the FGTape file, named .csv? Which then can be imported into excel without difficulty?
Or do you suggest writing a individual logging with the variables one wants to know, thus creating an additional .csv file which in return can be used in excel?

Concerning "parsing and converting", do you mean using additional programs with the FGTape file to create .txt files?

I would be grateful for some basic answers.
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Re: FGTAPE file in excel

Postby Hooray » Mon Feb 09, 2015 3:16 pm

  • CSV= comma separated values: http://wiki.flightgear.org/Property_Logging
  • parsing: processing an input stream
  • converting: matching the data found and turning it into a different set of dat
  • no fgtape files have nothing to do with CSV files (see first link above)
  • CSV is probably the recommended format for exporting/importing data into a spreadsheet, it really is very straightforward
  • creating your own logging scheme is possible and easy, but unnecessary if all you need is properties as CSV data
  • if you need more flexibility, you can use the generic protocol system (see your other thread), or even use Nasal scripting in combination with io.nas
  • if you need a text file using some other file format, e.g. IGC or even binary stuff, you'll almost certainly have to use Nasal scripting instead of the hard-coded CSV-logging or generic protocol systems

PS: thanks for doing a forum search, but please don't cross-post - also, the "interfacing" sub forum is the most appropriate place for your questions. Equally, the wiki contains tons of resources covering exactly what you need
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