load data with python

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Hans Holzofen
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load data with python

Postby Hans Holzofen » Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:18 am


I'd like to use python to load data into tecplot.
Usually, I go to
File -- load data files -- tecplot data loader -- select the file (that is in tecplot format)

Hence, I would like to use the function TecUtilReadDataSet.
What happens when I execute a very basic script (see below) is: nothing - no error message occurs, but the data does not occur either.
Essentially, I am using this one command

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results = TecUtil.ReadDataSet(0,True, filename_or_instruction,'TECPLOT',1,True,True,False,True,True,'NULL',0,'NULL','NULL',2,1,1)

Does this look reasonable?
What does the variable

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need to be? A string? Can it be an os.path.join() object?

The documentation says as prerequisite this function needs a frame. But a frame is loaded by default with a new Tecplot document, right?

Do I need to create a new zone first? If yes, then how?

Thanks for your help,


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Re: load data with python

Postby Svetlana » Thu Jan 09, 2014 4:41 pm

Yes, a default new document has a frame. TecUtilReadDataSet documentation says the Python data type is a sequence of strings. "16 - 3.1" section of scripting guide says it's a native Python list.

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