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lbaops:cdisko [2016/01/08 15:00]
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lbaops:cdisko [2016/01/08 15:06]
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 The look of cDisko has changed a great deal. When running cDisko 4 you will see two windows appear, both of which are shown below. The look of cDisko has changed a great deal. When running cDisko 4 you will see two windows appear, both of which are shown below.
  
-{{http://www.narrabri.atnf.csiro.au/~ste616/images/cdisko4_mainwindow.png | "The main cDisko 4 window"}}+{{http://www.narrabri.atnf.csiro.au/~ste616/images/cdisko4_mainwindow.png | "The main cDisko 4 window"}} 
  
-{{http://www.narrabri.atnf.csiro.au/~ste616/images/cdisko4_defaultsettingswindow.png | "The cDisko 4 default settings window"}}+ 
 +{{http://www.narrabri.atnf.csiro.au/~ste616/images/cdisko4_defaultsettingswindow.png | "The cDisko 4 default settings window"}} \\ 
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 The window with the title "cDisko 4.0c" is the main window, and is used to start and stop recordings, manage the available settings, shows the available disks and has a log window to show the results of cDisko and ''recorder_server'' actions. The "Default Settings" window is used to set the parameters for a normal recording. If for any reason the "Default Settings" window gets closed, hit the "Default" button in the "Available Settings" frame in the main window to make it reappear. The window with the title "cDisko 4.0c" is the main window, and is used to start and stop recordings, manage the available settings, shows the available disks and has a log window to show the results of cDisko and ''recorder_server'' actions. The "Default Settings" window is used to set the parameters for a normal recording. If for any reason the "Default Settings" window gets closed, hit the "Default" button in the "Available Settings" frame in the main window to make it reappear.
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   *  Press the green "Start Recording" button to start the recording. After a few seconds a new window will appear.   *  Press the green "Start Recording" button to start the recording. After a few seconds a new window will appear.
  
-{{http://www.narrabri.atnf.csiro.au/~ste616/images/cdisko4_recordingstatuswindow.png | "The recording status window"}}+{{http://www.narrabri.atnf.csiro.au/~ste616/images/cdisko4_recordingstatuswindow.png | "The recording status window"}} \\ 
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 The main window will also now appear like: The main window will also now appear like:
  
-{{http://www.narrabri.atnf.csiro.au/~ste616/images/cdisko4_mainwindow_whilerecording.png | "The main window appearance while recording"}}+{{http://www.narrabri.atnf.csiro.au/~ste616/images/cdisko4_mainwindow_whilerecording.png | "The main window appearance while recording"}} \\ 
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   *  If the "Recording Window" status window is not on your screen, you can press the "Recording" button at the top left (or the "Not recording" button if you aren't currently recording) to make it appear. To stop the recording you should press the red "Stop Recording" button.   *  If the "Recording Window" status window is not on your screen, you can press the "Recording" button at the top left (or the "Not recording" button if you aren't currently recording) to make it appear. To stop the recording you should press the red "Stop Recording" button.
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   *  Press the "Remote Host Configuration" button in the "Available Disks" frame in the main window to bring up the "Remote Hosts" window:   *  Press the "Remote Host Configuration" button in the "Available Disks" frame in the main window to bring up the "Remote Hosts" window:
  
-{{http://www.narrabri.atnf.csiro.au/~ste616/images/cdisko4_remotehostswindow.png | "The remote host configuration window"}}+{{http://www.narrabri.atnf.csiro.au/~ste616/images/cdisko4_remotehostswindow.png | "The remote host configuration window"}} \\ 
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   *  Any hosts that are preconfigured in your ''~/.disko_config'' file will appear in the "Available Hosts" frame, along with an "Enable" button. If you want to specify another remote recorder to use, fill in its details in the "Specify New Host" frame and press the "Add to List" button. If the supplied information is sufficient, these fields will clear and the host will appear in the "Available Hosts" frame.   *  Any hosts that are preconfigured in your ''~/.disko_config'' file will appear in the "Available Hosts" frame, along with an "Enable" button. If you want to specify another remote recorder to use, fill in its details in the "Specify New Host" frame and press the "Add to List" button. If the supplied information is sufficient, these fields will clear and the host will appear in the "Available Hosts" frame.
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   *  Now go to the main window, and create a new recording profile by putting a name in the "New Profile Name" text box and pressing the "Add" button. The name can be anything, but should be descriptive, so let's call it "ellingsen_part1". A new button labelled "ellingsen_part1" should appear under the "Default" button within 20 seconds. Click this button to bring up the settings associated with that profile:   *  Now go to the main window, and create a new recording profile by putting a name in the "New Profile Name" text box and pressing the "Add" button. The name can be anything, but should be descriptive, so let's call it "ellingsen_part1". A new button labelled "ellingsen_part1" should appear under the "Default" button within 20 seconds. Click this button to bring up the settings associated with that profile:
  
-{{http://www.narrabri.atnf.csiro.au/~ste616/images/cdisko4_profilesettingswindow.png | "A recorder profile settings window"}}+{{http://www.narrabri.atnf.csiro.au/~ste616/images/cdisko4_profilesettingswindow.png | "A recorder profile settings window"}} \\ 
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   *  This window looks similar to the "Default Settings" window but has a number of other options included. We now edit the settings for part 1, such as the recording time, the start time and the channels to be recorded, and press the "Submit" button.   *  This window looks similar to the "Default Settings" window but has a number of other options included. We now edit the settings for part 1, such as the recording time, the start time and the channels to be recorded, and press the "Submit" button.
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   *  Press the whitish "Current Experiment" button at the top of the main window to bring up the "Experiment Queue" window:   *  Press the whitish "Current Experiment" button at the top of the main window to bring up the "Experiment Queue" window:
  
-{{http://www.narrabri.atnf.csiro.au/~ste616/images/cdisko4_experimentqueuewindow.png | "The window showing the experiment queue"}}+{{http://www.narrabri.atnf.csiro.au/~ste616/images/cdisko4_experimentqueuewindow.png | "The window showing the experiment queue"}} \\ 
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   *  This window shows the order that the experiments will run in, and shows the "Experiment ID" (the name of the profile corresponding to the recording settings), the start time and the end time.   *  This window shows the order that the experiments will run in, and shows the "Experiment ID" (the name of the profile corresponding to the recording settings), the start time and the end time.
   *  Repeat this process of creating a new profile and adding it to the experiment queue for all the recording changes that are required. Note that a recording must start at least 10 seconds after the previous recording finishes. After completion, your "Experiment Queue" window might look something like this:   *  Repeat this process of creating a new profile and adding it to the experiment queue for all the recording changes that are required. Note that a recording must start at least 10 seconds after the previous recording finishes. After completion, your "Experiment Queue" window might look something like this:
  
-{{http://www.narrabri.atnf.csiro.au/~ste616/images/cdisko4_experimentqueuewindow_filled.png | "The window showing the filled experiment queue"}}+{{http://www.narrabri.atnf.csiro.au/~ste616/images/cdisko4_experimentqueuewindow_filled.png | "The window showing the filled experiment queue"}} \\ 
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   *  This experiment queue will now execute automatically without further user involvement. The recorder will start and stop at the indicated times, and cDisko will display the current status as usual. You may notice that the "Duration" indicated in the "Recording Status" window may be a bit longer than you requested: this is to ensure that the recording goes for at least as long as it is needed to. You should not be surprised therefore if you receive messages from the server saying that the experiment stopped slightly earlier than scheduled: this is normal behaviour.   *  This experiment queue will now execute automatically without further user involvement. The recorder will start and stop at the indicated times, and cDisko will display the current status as usual. You may notice that the "Duration" indicated in the "Recording Status" window may be a bit longer than you requested: this is to ensure that the recording goes for at least as long as it is needed to. You should not be surprised therefore if you receive messages from the server saying that the experiment stopped slightly earlier than scheduled: this is normal behaviour.
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   *  The "Recording Status" window will now show more than one disk in its "Output Disks" frame, along with the compression going to each disk:   *  The "Recording Status" window will now show more than one disk in its "Output Disks" frame, along with the compression going to each disk:
  
-{{http://www.narrabri.atnf.csiro.au/~ste616/images/cdisko4_recordingstatuswindow_threads.png | "The recording status window showing more than one destination disk"}}+{{http://www.narrabri.atnf.csiro.au/~ste616/images/cdisko4_recordingstatuswindow_threads.png | "The recording status window showing more than one destination disk"}} \\ 
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   *  You may stop a threaded recording as usual by hitting the "Stop Threaded Recording" button in the main window.   *  You may stop a threaded recording as usual by hitting the "Stop Threaded Recording" button in the main window.
  
lbaops/cdisko.txt · Last modified: 2016/01/08 17:07 by cormac