| Warthog file formats
Comments on data format
306,4,3 "07-05-1992","15:09:34" "female Belding 003, 354.3 g, VO2 stable" 0,1,1,1,0,"% Oxygen " 1,3,1,0,2,"Degrees C " 0,1,1,5,0,"S.C.C.M. in heliox " 3090,354.3,760,0,1550 3 30,49 96,50 157,51 1.953636E-02,-14.64144,3103.476 2.3473535E-02,-14.68532,3124.896 2.702881E-02,-14.87214,3119.073 ...... etc.
** # samples, interval in seconds, # channels ** date & time the file was started, IN QUOTES ** comments; up to 252 characters, IN QUOTES ** gain, etc. for each channel. The exact values are not important, but there must be 5 values followed by a 30 character label IN QUOTES. ** flow (ml/min), mass, BP, Temp., effective volume ** number of markers (0 if none) ** for each marker, sample number and ASCII value ** sample 1, channels 1, 2, and 3 ** sample 2, channels 1, 2, and 3 ** sample 3, channels 1, 2, and 3 (the rest of the data follow here...)
The format for
WartHog BINARY files is roughly similar, but they start with a text
code value (the first value in the file). All other numeric data are
encoded in FutureBasic binary format (not the same as the IEEE binary floating point frequently
used by DOS/Windows software, such as Sable Systems ExpeData). Current versions
use a floating-point (FP) format with a text code of "-999" or "-9999" depending on the number of samples.
These sable-image icons will will not appear on a Windows machine, or if an SSCF or ExpeData file was created on a Windows machine and then copied to a Macintosh (a generic 'text' or '.exp' icon is used instead).
|Note that maximum-sized files -- even in the compact binary formats -- are quite large. They require about 28 Mb of disk space per channel for a 7-million sample file (so a 40-channel maximum-sized file fills roughly 1.12 gb!).|