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Sopale Nested: Output Files
Common File Name Prefix
The output filenames have a common prefix: nameout1. The result is that all the input and output files of a Sopale Nested model run have a common prefix. The script "bin/putAway" can be used to put them all in a sub-directory.
As it runs, sopale_nested records what it does in nameout1
Copies of Input Files as Output Files
sopale_nested records, in the log file, the frame number and time
step when it writes type 1 and type 2 files. The name of the log
Wrapper Script Files
The wrapper script that runs sopale_nested records its parameters,
start and end time, in
Endian issues in the type 1 and 2 files
(This was an issue in 2008, but is no longer. The problems have been solved.)
Sopale Nested versions in 2008 on sopalepc and s5-cal create little-endian output files, which is the default on those computers. Output from these versions can be processed, on little-endian computers, by the same software that processes big-endian files on big-endian computers.
Future versions (after 2009-01-01) will create big-endian output files, which will make them compatible (except for the four integer*4 counts in record 10 of the type 2 output file) with those created on the p690. When processing these files on little endian computers such as sopalepc and s5-cal, adjustments to the processing programs will be required.
Extracting injected lagrangian particles from the type2 output file will require special attention. The four integer*4 counts in record 10 of the type 2 output file are packed into two real*8 variables, and the values will be either as intended, or reversed 2 by 2, depending on the source and processing computer.
Sopale Nested used to produce one additional file called nameout1nest_offsets_o . This file contained the x and y offsets from the LS origin to the SS origin. This file was produced (i.e. written) by non-restart runs, and read by restart runs.
As of version 2009-07-26_22.9, the offset file is no longer produced or used.