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Reading HPGL from a talker into a file

Question asked by VRFuser on Jun 16, 1996

> From:          Jaap Schuurmans <schuurmn@ehv.sc.philips.com>
> Subject:       Re: Vrf: Reading HPGL from a talker into a file

> > > > > I would like to be able te read the HPGL produced by my HP8594E
> > > > > Spectrum Analyzer (or any other instrument with HPGL plotting
> > > > > capabilities), and store the results to a file. I would prefer a
> > > > > solution using Direct I/O.

Just triggered. It took a while.
I'm doing the same (at least I think it is the same) with a PM3382
combiscope from Philips. I didn't have much problem with it.

The direct I/O box looks like this:
- WRITE TEXT "HCOPY:DATA?" EOL    ;query to scope
- READ BIN dummy BYTE ARRAY:2      ;two byte header thrown away
- READ TEXT output STR                      ;the actual output
- EXECUTE CLEAR
- EXECUTE LOCAL

while the Direct I/O configuration looks like:
READ TERMINATOR "
"
EOL SEQUENCE "
"

Is this of any help?
With kind regards,

              Johannes Mulder
              Philips Electron Optics
              Building AAE-room 21
              P.O.B. 218
              5600 MD ACHT, the Netherlands
              tel +31 40 2766947
              fax +31 40 2766820

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