[Users] simfactory

Vassilios Mewes vassilios.mewes at uv.es
Wed Feb 5 10:47:10 CST 2014

Hello Roland and Erik,

thanks for your replies...

what do you mean by writing different segments in the same directory? I
thought i was creating a new simulation for every run I do and then simply
changing the output directory to a data directory in the Simulations folder
where the respective simulation resides...is that the wrong way of thinking
about it?
maybe i am over complicating things as well...i just realised that the
simfactory is using the parfile inside the simulation_name folder, so i
guess outputting to "../../data" will get me to the right directory..

best wishes,


On Wed, Feb 5, 2014 at 5:27 PM, Erik Schnetter <schnetter at cct.lsu.edu>wrote:

> 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.
> Vassili
> 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
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