|VCS Hints: Indices Loop Panel|
The Indices Loop Panel is used to loop through global indices (I, J, K, L, M, and N). It is also used to save multiple sets of cgm output, raster output, netCDF output, HDF output, or DRS output in a single file.
How to Use the Indices Loop Panel
Incrementing or Decrementing an Index:
Values of the global indices (I, J, K, L, M, and N) are displayed in rows at the left side of the Indices Loop Panel along with corresponding up-arrows and down-arrows. To increment an index value, move the pointer over the corresponding up-arrow, and click the left mouse button. To decrement an index value, move the pointer over the corresponding down-arrow, and click the left mouse button. When finished incrementing or decrementing, select the red `Apply' button to view changes.
Looping on Indices:
Looping on an index is implemented by specifying loop end points `from' and `to' with a `by' step increment (e.g., `I' Loop from 1 to 10 by 1) in the green input text windows. The `Loop' input text window receives the `from' value, the `to' window the `to' value, and the `by' window the step value. After the loop indices are set up, select the green `Run Loop(s)' button to begin looping through the indices. Select the green `Exit Loop(s)' button to stop looping. Select the `Loop Pause' up-arrow or down-arrow to speed up or slow down viewing of the plots.
Creating Output Files:
While looping on an index, a cgm, raster, netCDF, HDF, or DRS file can also be created. Select the `CGM' toggle button to save cgm output, the `Raster to file' toggle button to save raster output, the `Data to netCDF file' to save netCDF output, the `Data to HDF file' to save HDF output, and the `Data to DRS file' to save DRS output. The CGM Panel, Raster Panel, netCDF Panel, HDF Panel, or DRS Panel will appear when the respective toggle buttons are selected. To cancel output, reselect the toggle button(s).