This module imports a binary file and converts it to NeuroShell 2 internal file format. Binary files are a very efficient means of transmitting data. A binary file is written in internal machine format and includes numbers only, with no blanks in between. The numbers are stored as single or double precision floating point format, or short or long integers. A binary file is created by a program or programs rather than in a word processor or notepad.
Use the File Menu to select the file you want to import. NeuroShell 2 converts the file to a pattern file (.PAT is the default). Use the File Menu to change the default file name or to view the .PAT file after it is imported.
Enter the Number of Columns in the text box to specify how many variables are included in each pattern in the file.
Select the Numeric Type for the file. NeuroShell 2 checks the file length to insure it matches the specified Numeric Type. The following numeric types are supported:
16 Bit Integer: Refers to regular integer numbers.
32 Bit Integer: Refers to long integer numbers.
32 Bit Float: Refers to single precision floating point numbers.
64 Bit Float: Refers to double precision floating point numbers.
Select the Import Menu to begin importing the file once you have specified the import conditions. Also use this menu to interrupt the import procedure.