PulseView Publisher's description
PulseView opens up text files and converts them to graphs, histograms and FFTs.
PulseView opens up text files and converts them to graphs, histograms and FFTs. It is a simple idea that will save you a lot of time if you spend a lot of time graphing data files with spreadsheets or scripting programs.
The motivation for this program is that a lot of valuable research time is wasted by creating graphs when all one wants to do is validate the data. The two most popluar methods of viewing text-based data files are spreadsheet programs, like Microsoft Excel, and scripting programs, such as Matlab.
To view a plot of data in Excel:
1. one has to first wait for the program to open,
2. set the format type to text, data, or csv
3. instruct the program which delimiter to use
4. go through the graph wizard to plot the correct columns
The user has to follow these steps for each data file. Microsoft could make this process a lot easier if they wanted to. Since they have not, this suggests that researchers are not their most important market.
To view a plot with Matlab:
1. one must first wait for the program to open
2. learn the correct plotting commands, or
3. create a script that will run through the commands
4. loop through the errors while continuously checking the help file
5. spend more time trying to find where the save function is.
Once you have perform these tasks, you have already justified the expense of PulseView. As I know personally, when all you want to do is look at your data, these programs are overkill.
With some initial setup, double clicking on a data file will open PulseView and show the graph.
The intialization in itelf is easy. Open PulseView, click the File button, choose your format and the graph is displayed. Close PulseView, and your settings are saved for the next data set.
System Requirements:No special requirements.
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Program Install Support: Install and Uninstall