[Users] simfactory

Erik Schnetter schnetter at cct.lsu.edu
Wed Feb 5 10:27:33 CST 2014

On Feb 5, 2014, at 11:19 , Roland Haas <rhaas at tapir.caltech.edu> wrote:

> Signed PGP part
> Hello Vassili,
> > sorry to keep bothering you...
> No problem. Sorry for the delayed reply, I had not seen your second
> question in the email.
> > I tried around getting the output folder to be in the
> > simulation_name/SIMFACTORY/data folder, but couldn't figure it
> > out..its not terribly important, but would be nice to write the
> > data to that folder..
> >
> > any ideas?
> Sorry, I have no idea how to change the output directory. I suspect
> that the output-0000 names are hard-coded into simfactory. In
> particular I do not think it is possible (nor advisable) to accumulate
> output from different segments in the same directory.


I recommend against outputting several segments into the same directory. This seems convenient at first, but can completely destroy existing output if you e.g. run out of disk space. In particular, if an HDF5 file is opened for appending, it becomes unreadable until it has been properly closed, and running out of disk space prevents this.

If you want to do so anyway, then you would use an output directory "../data" or so. The path ".." gets you out of the output-NNNN directory.

I also would not use the SIMFACTORY directory; this directory contains internal data for Simfactory, and is used to hide these data. I would use e.g. simulation_name/data instead.


Erik Schnetter <schnetter at cct.lsu.edu>

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