Reading and Writing Data

DADiSP provides several functions for reading and writing data directly to and from a Window. These functions are accessible from the Data pull-down menu and the Worksheet command line.

 

The functions used to read data into a Window are:

 

READA  

Read an ASCII (text) series

READB    

Read a Binary series

MULTIREADB

Read a multi-channel Binary series

READTABLE

Read an ASCII (text) table

 

 

The functions to write data from a Window directly to disk are:

 

WRITEA  

Write an ASCII (text) series

WRITEB

Write a Binary series

WRITETABLE

Write an ASCII (text) table

 

These functions allow you to quickly read and write data to/from a Worksheet. However, the READ and WRITE functions do not support any header information (e.g. units, sampling rate, etc.); data read with the READ functions saved is not as a DADiSP Dataset or Series. Data read into a Worksheet in this manner can be saved as a DADiSP series by using SAVESERIES, or the File, Save As option from the pull-down menus.