Export ASCII Dialog

This dialog is activated by selecting the Export ASCII command from the File Menu. It is active if there is at least one table window in the project.

This command is used to export all or a part of the data of a project to an ASCII file. Alternatively, you can also choose to export the tables/matrices to one of the following formats: TeX (.tex), Open Document Format (.odf) or as web pages (.html).

Figure 5-228. Export of a selection from a table to an ASCII file.

The file Name as well as the Path where the data will be saved can be chosen by pressing the file system browsing buttons at the right. They can also be edited manually. Please note that QtiPlot provides an auto-completion mechanism when editing the file path.

The Endline character listbox can be used to select the end line character convention for the output ascii file. Possible values are: line feed (LF), carriage return + line feed (CRLF) and carriage return only (CR, usually on Mac computers).

The names of the selected columns will be exported as the first line of the file if the Include Column Names option is checked. When this option is left unchecked, any column names will be ignored and the names "C1", "C2",... will be used in the exported file. If the Include Column Comments option is also checked, the comments displayed in the table header are exported as the second line of the file. If the Export Selection option is checked, only the selected columns will be exported.

The formatting of the numbers in each table column is preserved during the export. Make sure that adequate precision has been set before exporting to insure that the ASCII representation of the numbers in the output file is sufficiently accurate.