Developed by Eric Ayars - Published August 1, 2016
|Subject Area||Experimental / Labs|
|Levels||First Year and Beyond the First Year|
Students who complete this exercise will * be able to write pseudocode to plan an approach to reading (and converting) data files. (**Exercise 1**) * be able to extract data from a file header that they can then use to interpret the rest of the file. (**Exercises 1, 2, 4**) * be able to extract and re-configure data from the bulk of the file. (**Exercises 1, 2**) * be able to save the converted data in a useful format for further use. (**Exercises 2, 3**) * be able to produce graphs of data from a file. (**Exercise 4**)
|Time to Complete||60 min|
These exercises are not tied to a specific programming language. Example implementations are provided under the Code tab, but the Exercises can be implemented in whatever platform you wish to use (e.g., Excel, Python, MATLAB, etc.).
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Credits and Licensing
Eric Ayars, "Lab Skills: Converting file formats," Published in the PICUP Collection, August 2016, https://doi.org/10.1119/PICUP.Exercise.fileConversion.
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