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output starting channel index

asked 2020-01-16 13:38:08 -0600

Ascegan gravatar image

Is there an API to output the starting channel index in v33? It's displayed, along with CONS, STATES, etc under "elements restored" after RSTR, and I know many functions use "-1" to automatically write to the next channel #, but I'd like to obtain the channel value itself.

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answered 2020-01-17 07:41:08 -0600

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updated 2020-03-16 05:57:42 -0600

There is no API in PSSE for that. I have written my own "API", as shown below:

def get_last_channel():
    """ Returns last used channel number.
    for n in range(1,999999):
        ierr, rval = psspy.chnval(n)
        if ierr == 9:
            print 'Dynamics data not present in working memory'
            return None
        if ierr > 0: break
    return n-1

You can get the number of channels with:

nchan = get_last_channel()

EDIT: Below there is a self-made API to return the last used index in CON, STATE, VAR and ICON vector as well as the number of channels.

def get_dyn_index(type='VARS'):
    """ Returns number of used index in ICON, CON, STATE, VAR or CHANNEL vector
    type: index to be returned ('ICONS', 'CONS', 'STATES', 'VARS' or 'CHANNELS'
    import os
    d = {'CONS':1,'STATES':2,'VARS':3,'ICONS':4,'CHANNELS':5}
    type = type.upper()
    if type not in d:
        print 'Invalid value of type (%s)' % type
        return None
    filnamn = "get_dyn_index_dummy_file.dat"
    with open(filnamn) as f: lines = f.readlines()
    if type == 'CHANNELS': line = lines[11].split()
    else: line = lines[5].split()
    return int(line[d[type]])

For example, the last VAR is returned with

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Excellent logic. Is the same logic applicable to get the number of VARs? PSSE does not provide API to get the number of VARs in the case. I tried to apply the same logic using: ierr, rval = dsrval('VAR', indx) However, ierr is alwyas zero even indx value is bigger than the total VAR in the case.

yunzhi cheng gravatar imageyunzhi cheng ( 2020-03-15 17:09:20 -0600 )edit

See update above!

perolofl gravatar imageperolofl ( 2020-03-16 05:58:05 -0600 )edit

Thanks. I used the similar way like this: reading log file while loading DYR data. Your way is much nicer with a defined function. However, I think there should be an API to do this. Reading log/report file is a little weird.

yunzhi cheng gravatar imageyunzhi cheng ( 2020-03-16 08:50:01 -0600 )edit

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