Re: PPASINP

Leo Barhorst (leobarhorst@pi.net)
Thu, 29 Aug 1996 20:42:30 +0200

Jim Varney wrote:
> 
> Bart wrote:
> 
> >I'm not sure if it's possible or useful, but SatFlash users may find it
> >useful to have a default extension of '.OBS'. [Try out SatFlash sometime,
> >Jim, and you'll see what I mean]
> 
> No problem.  I'll add .OBS to .TXT as one of the standard extensions in
> the Save File dialog box.
> 
> >What would the DRA observers think about this (new) format:
> >
> >82- 40 J 95-01-29 01:52:55.55 BDP -30.3138 -97.8661 1234 45
> >
> >COSPAR   DATE     TIME 1ST    OBS LATITUDE LONGIT. HEIGHT NUMBER OF TIMINGS
> >                  FLASH       ER
> >                              VER
> >
> >
> >where negative longitudes are west of Greenwich, height is in meter.
> 
> The above looks fine to me.
> 
> >The rest of the format is the same, i.e.:
> >  0.00  0
> > 18.09  1
> > 37.51  2
> > 56.43  3
> > 74.77  4
> > 92.55  5
> >112.45  6
> >131.68  7
> >149.52  8
> >169.10  9
> >186.97  10
>  ^^^^^^^^^^
> This is the part I was hoping we might change.  Something like
> 
>        0      1      2      3      4      5      6      7      8      9
> 0   0.00  12.34  56.78  90.12   9.34  12.34  56.78  90.12   9.34  12.34
> 1  90.12  12.34  56.78  90.12  17.68  12.34  56.78  56.78  56.78  12.34
> 2  12.34  12.34  56.78  90.12  88.54  12.34  56.78  90.12  56.78  12.34
> 
> would make the reports more compact.  With this format, 30 timings takes
> up only three lines plus a couple more for the header.  The existing format
> uses up more than 30 lines.  Just something I've noticed: one or two DRA
> obs takes up more than one screenfull and it is mostly white space.  It
> cries out for a more compact format.
> 
> Would this be worthwhile?
> 
>  -- Jim


It certainly would!!
See my message with DRA obs earlier this week.
Sometimes I time as much as 100 flashes, so the list can become very long.

Haven't had time yet to try out again the program PPASINP, but whit the defaults in it I 
certainly will use this great program

Greetings
Leo Barhorst