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Create Object Interface suggestion
04/14/13 at 10:48:07
 
Is it at all possible to improve the way way that bodies are entered into the system? Having to enter each body one by one is a pain - could the Create Objects not be turned into more like a "table" instead, with all the parameters for each body on a single row? That way we can just enter all the bodies at the same time.
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Reply #1 - 04/14/13 at 15:32:29
 
I tried that once, and there's lots of info for a table-like interface.
Make and image of what you're thinking of, and I'll consider making it.
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Reply #2 - 04/14/13 at 16:36:42
 
Like this (see attached):
 
At least this way you don't have to keep hit Create Objects seven times to make the system - you just enter it all into the table and submit it, then you're done.
 
Even better would be a way to just read a tab or space delimited text file containing that table and then have it convert it into gsim format from that.
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Reply #3 - 04/15/13 at 09:34:06
 
Quote from EDG on 04/14/13 at 16:36:42:
...Even better would be a way to just read a tab or space delimited text file containing that table and then have it convert it into gsim format from that.

I like that idea better than creating an interface.  Bug me in late May after the semester has ended Smiley
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Reply #4 - 04/16/13 at 21:14:45
 
If we can also set the starting time and timestep like this, that would be nice too. e.g. I usually prefer to start my sims at a date/time of "1 1 0 00:00:00", and a very low timestep (e.g. 0.0000001) - starting off with time Paused would be ideal, but it doesn't show anything onscreen when paused.
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Reply #5 - 05/19/13 at 13:36:34
 
Quote from Tony on 04/15/13 at 09:34:06:
Quote from EDG on 04/14/13 at 16:36:42:
...Even better would be a way to just read a tab or space delimited text file containing that table and then have it convert it into gsim format from that.

I like that idea better than creating an interface.  Bug me in late May after the semester has ended Smiley

 
Is it late enough in May yet to start bugging you about this? Wink
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Reply #6 - 05/19/13 at 17:53:13
 
Quote from EDG on 05/19/13 at 13:36:34:
Is it late enough in May yet to start bugging you about this? Wink

Early May:  May 1 - May 9
Mid May:  May 10-May 20
Late May: May 21-May 31
 
For bugging me a day too early, I shall have to assess a 5-day penalty. Angry  On a more serious note, late May for me doesn't officially begin until Friday, an hour after my semester ends and all my papers are graded!  I love the idea.  It's much better than re-inventing the wheel and trying to put a spreadsheet inside Gravity Simulator.  So stay-tuned.  I'll do it soon.
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Reply #7 - 05/19/13 at 18:02:55
 
Eh, I was close enough Wink. I've just been kinda antsy waiting for this, then I could get back into doing stuff with gravsim!  Smiley
 
But seriously, your work comes first. I will bate my breath a little longer, but it's good to know that you're keen on the idea! Smiley
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Reply #8 - 05/30/13 at 22:31:39
 
I think the five-day penalty should have passed by now... Wink
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Reply #9 - 06/02/13 at 16:45:54
 
Does your version of Windows use commas or decimal points in numbers?  i.e. is pi 3.14 or 3,14?
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Reply #10 - 06/03/13 at 01:49:39
 
Quote from Tony on 06/02/13 at 16:45:54:
Does your version of Windows use commas or decimal points in numbers?  i.e. is pi 3.14 or 3,14?

 
Decimals points (it's the canadian english version).
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Reply #11 - 06/03/13 at 08:16:41
 
Any idea how people using European Windows can read csv files when the commas as decimal points would ruin the structure?
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Reply #12 - 06/03/13 at 11:02:24
 
Normally Excel gives us the opportunity to read decimals as a point or as a comma .  
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Reply #13 - 06/03/13 at 18:59:36
 
Quote from Tony on 06/03/13 at 08:16:41:
Any idea how people using European Windows can read csv files when the commas as decimal points would ruin the structure?

 
you could always just make it a tab-separated file instead of a comma-separated one? Those would still be readable.
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Reply #14 - 06/03/13 at 20:41:34
 
Frank, are you a comma person?  I'm currently coding this thing for decimal people.  But once its finished and debuged (the harder part), I can always switch to tabs to include the comma people too.  We are one world!
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