Global parameters are data objects implemented as external structures
identified by unique name.
They may be simple
variables or multidimensional arrays of numerical or character data type.
They can be accessed by several commands
Global parameter storage on file
Any number of parameters may be stored in a
It is stored:
If an asterisk is given for the extent(s), the
data are assigned according to the actual
Character strings should be enclosed in quotes.
A string following a plus sign '+' is concatenated with the preceding string.
Each value may be preceded by a repetition factor enclosed
in parentheses; repeated characters are interpreted as a single string.
Any text following an asterisk is treated as a
comment. When reading parameters from a data
set, the first comment following a name is
assigned to the parameter (provided it was
declared accordingly); a comment in the first
line is listed on the terminal.
- the name,
- the extents of all dimensions as an argument,
- the data in free format.
* long vector
-1 -2 -3 -4 -5 -6 -7
-8 -9 -10
You use the command IPAR
to read and save global parameters.
Last updated: M.Kraemer@gsi.de, 2-Aug-1999