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Question asked by VRFuser on Jun 3, 1996
Jaap Schuurmans <schuurmn@ehv.sc.philips.com> wrote:
> Hello All,
>
> I had hoped someone would be triggered by some of the previous messages on
> HPGL
> to ask, but no one was....:
>
> 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.

Assuming that you can send a command to the instrument that tells it to
send an HPGL stream to you via the HPIB buss (perhaps unlikely) then
this is relatively trivial using DIO WRITE and READ.

Simply read in the HPGL as a string array and store in a file. Or even read
character by character and store in a file. You don't need to interpret
the HPGL- simply read it in and write it to a file.

However, The "HPGL capable" instruments that I am aware of do not return
the HPGL commands to the bus in general but rather they want to take on
a "controller" posture and send them directly to a plotter.

No idea of what you can do with the 8594- check it's programming manual.

Stan Bischof


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Stan Bischof   Hewlett Packard Company   707-577-3994  stanb@sr.hp.com
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From: Jaap Schuurmans <schuurmn@ehv.sc.philips.com>
Subject: Vrf: Reading HPGL from a talker into a file
To: hpvxd_xc@hpislsup.lvld.hp.com
Date: Tue, 04 Jun 1996 14:56:47 METDST

Hello All,

I had hoped someone would be triggered by some of the previous messages on HPGL
to ask, but no one was....:

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.

thanks
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