Extractor (editor)

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The extractor editor is used to identify the quantity of interest to be extracted from an ascii output file of a 3rd party solver. The main editor window presents the selected output file in a text editor, opened with read-only access. The user can then define the positions in the file, where the quantity of interests can be found.

Definition of a Response


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An anchor is an identification string which is used to locate the position of a certain quantity of interest. It is defined by first selecting a reference string in the editor window. Then, a right mouse click will allow to add an anchor to the selected string through a context menu.


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A response is defined by selecting a numerical value in the output file. This numerical value is the quantity of interest to be retrieved at the end of each simulation. Once the location is defined, a right click will open a context menu which allows to define the response.

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All the anchors and responses defined are summarized in the outline view. These can be easily accessed using this outline. A right click on a response or an anchor, either from the outline or from the editor window, will invoke a context menu that allow to delete the element or to modify its properties.

Anchor properties

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  • Anchor text: the string that has been selected as reference in order to identify the position of the responses (cannot be modified).
  • Occurrence: defines if the quantity of interest is found after a certain number of occurrences of the anchor string. Default is 0, thus indicating the first anchor string occurrence.

Response properties

  • Name: the name of the response. This name also refers the name of the Connector & Model output.
  • Format: the number format. This format is used to convert the string found to a numerical value (i.e., double, integer or exponential format). A multiple definition of formats string can be used to extract more than a single value from a row. The output will be thus a vector.
  • Fixed count: the number of rows that have to be parsed to extract a value with the same format. The default value is 1. When this value is grater than 1, a vector output will be extracted.
  • Read until the end of the file: extract the values with the specified format until the end of the file. This feature is useful to extract values that are saved in a table format.
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See also

Injector (editor)

Connector (editor)