|VCS Hints: HDF Panel|
Access: via Main Menu - `File' -> `Save HDF'
The HDF Panel is used to save or delete files that are written in the Hierarchical Data Format (HDF) format, developed at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA). There are two modes for saving an HDF file: `Append' mode, appends HDF output to an existing HDF file; `Replace' mode, overwrites an existing HDF file with new HDF output.
How to Use the HDF Panel
Changing the HDF Directory:
Type the desired directory in the `Directory' input text window, and press the `Return' or `Enter' key to register the end of typing. The `Sub_Dir' scroll window and possibly also the `HDF Files' scroll window will change. (If the directory does not exist, the current directory will reappear.) The directory can also be changed by moving the pointer over a directory name in the `Sub_Dir' scroll window and clicking the left mouse button.
Selecting an HDF File:
Move the pointer over the desired HDF file name in the `HDF Files' scroll window and click the left mouse button. The `Output File' input text window will display the selected HDF file.
Deleting an HDF File:
Move the pointer over the desired HDF file name in the `HDF Files' scroll window and click the left mouse button. Then select the yellow `Delete HDF File' button.
Changing the HDF Output Mode:
Move the pointer over the `HDF Output Mode:' button, and press and hold the left mouse button. Then move the pointer over `Append' or `Replace' and release the left mouse button. The green button in the upper right corner of the HDF Panel will change, showing the toggle selection.
Selecting HDF Data:
Move the pointer over the data name in the `Data' scroll window and click the left mouse button. The data name will appear in the `Data' input text window.