How to convert from TDMS to something ParaView can read


(Walter Alan Scott) #1

Does anyone know how to convert LabView’s native format, TDMS, into something that ParaView can read? My user suggested hdf5, or csv? Also, my user is on a mac


(Walter Alan Scott) #2

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(Cory Quammen (Kitware)) #3

I’m afraid I’m not that familiar with the LabView format. CSV would be straightforward, but potentially slow to read because the numbers are stored as ASCII and must be parsed. I’m not sure how an HDF5 file would work - you still have to tell ParaView how to interpret what is in the HDF5 file.

The data file format looks fairly well documented: http://www.ni.com/product-documentation/5696/en/ A reader would be possible, but only on a longer time horizon.