Parsing MQ Output Files
The "Extract Data From MQ Output File" button can be used to parse one or more MQ output files into a tab delimited data file that can then be used for further processing. First the program will ask the user to select the folder containing the output files previously calculated for all the pure elements in the periodic table. Although the program will appear to ask for a specific input file, simply select any pure element output file from the folder that contains the elemental output files.
Next it will prompt the user to select an output file from a compound composition. The program will then parse the compound composition output file and then automatically parse each pure element output file for each element in the compound to calculate elemental k-ratios and backscatter coefficients. The results for this and all subsequent compound output files selected (for this session), are automatically appended to a tab-delimited data file, which can then be easily imported into any plotting or spreadsheet program for further processing.
The data that is currently extracted from the MQ output files is not necessarily complete. If it is desired to automatically extract additional information from the output files, further modifications to the parsing routines can be made. Please contact Probe Software to discuss your specific needs.