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asked 2022-08-29 11:02:42 -0600

alexius gravatar image

Hi, I have different output file that I have to check if they are equal. Is there a quick way maybe with Python?

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Do you mean result files from dynamic simulations (.out) or any other kind of output from PSSE?

perolofl gravatar imageperolofl ( 2022-08-30 01:41:07 -0600 )edit

Yes exactly dynamic simultions .out

alexius gravatar imagealexius ( 2022-08-30 02:05:40 -0600 )edit

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answered 2022-08-30 03:35:11 -0600

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One way may be to open both files with dyntools and compare the channel values.

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answered 2022-08-30 09:33:13 -0600

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The OUT file is in binary format. To compare two OUT files in python, go to the internet and search for "python binary file compare". One of such links is "".

BTW, you can compare binary files on any other language and commercial programs are available.

To compare attributes of a OUT file, like difference in channels, use the dyntools module and python code around it. I have not seen yet a tool that do that.

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