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).

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.

In the screenshot bellow, the names of the selected columns will be exported as the first line of the file. If the Include Column Comments option were also checked then the comments displayed in the table header would also be exported as the second line of the file. A TAB character will be used as a separator between columns values. Since the Export Selection option is checked, only the selected columns will be exported.

Figure 5-117. Export of a selection from a table to an ASCII file.

When the "Include Column Names" option is not checked, any column names will be ignored and the names "C1", "C2",... will be used in the exported file. 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.