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Can we edit outfiles created by PSSE using any other editor?

asked 2021-05-26 08:22:40 -0500

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Hi, I want to edit the outfile prepared using PSSE so that modified outfile can be plotted afterwards using PSSPLT or Plotbook.

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answered 2021-05-27 12:15:48 -0500

perolofl gravatar image

In PSSPLT it is possible to save an outfile in text format with activity RAWC (in File menu) and also to create a binary outfile from a text file!

  • Enter the binary file (outfile) and the text file in RAWC and select option "Read Binary Channel File and Create Source File".
  • Edit the text file with channel data.
  • Enter the edited text file and a new name for the outfile and select option "Read Source Channel File and Create Binary File".

The edited outfile can then be plotted with PSSPLT, Plotbook or with matplotlib. This outfile editing doesn't need any coding, just simple usage of PSSPLT activities and a text editor.

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That served the purpose. Thank u so much.

fahadhassan gravatar imagefahadhassan ( 2021-05-28 00:34:23 -0500 )edit

answered 2021-05-26 10:02:05 -0500

jconto gravatar image

PSSPLT (and to some extend Plotblook) is a plot-editor. If your need is outside basic plot editing (scaling, selecting time frames or finding derivatives), just export data (channels) from the outs files (to csv, txt or xls) and 'edit' them in excel. Search the forum for 'dyntools', 'out to csv', 'channels' or similar keywords.

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The problem is to perform the opposite here. i.e. exporting excel data to outfile. Is this possible by any means?

fahadhassan gravatar imagefahadhassan ( 2021-05-27 07:23:15 -0500 )edit

OUT files are binary and their format are not publicly available. You may need to contact PTI. But, what would be the benefit to create an "edited" out file? Once you have the raw data in excel (or similar), existing tools can post-process the data free from the limitations in PSSe.

jconto gravatar imagejconto ( 2021-05-27 08:34:33 -0500 )edit

The data is available in excel format and I want to perform prony analysis.

fadi gravatar imagefadi ( 2021-05-27 11:49:42 -0500 )edit

@jconto, I would like to get in touch with you, I am a master's student at the University of Coimbra, Portugal, I am doing a project at PSSE I am new to this tool and I would like your help.

RG gravatar imageRG ( 2021-05-30 16:45:50 -0500 )edit

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jconto gravatar imagejconto ( 2021-05-31 13:43:54 -0500 )edit

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