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Strings in C - help
11-05-2012, 03:08 PM,
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RE: Strings in C - help
Hi Dale,

a few minor points. As I noted in an earlier post Sprintf() is the Pinguino version of sprintf. The formatting capabilities are more limited but it does use less resources and may be faster. It is worth a try if you are concerned about time it takes to assemble the "string".

Secondly, you probably don't need to have SD.flush( ) if you are immediately going to close the file with SD.close(). If you look at the corresponding functions in ff.c (f_sync and f_close) you will see that for a file that is open as Read/Write f_close calls f_sync. If you are always going to close the file after writing dropping the SD.flush() may trim some time off the total process. The inclusion of both SD.flush and SD.close in the DataLogger.pde example was to allow for the expansion of the code to cover multiple writes at some separation without the file being "closed". Closing the file after each write should reduce the chances of data being lost due to it still being in a buffer in the event of loss of power supply or other problems.

Finally, I don't know what you are going to do with the data after you have captured it, but including a new line character (\n) or carraige return (\r) at the end of each data line means that the text file can easily be read into a spreadsheet with each string coming on a separate line. This can be done just by including "\n" (or \r or both \n\r) in the format string within sprintf/Sprintf, i.e.:-

Code:
sprintf(storetxt, "%4lu,%s\n", millis()/1000,intxt);

This might also make it easier to look at the data file with just a simple text editor to see if any particular sets of data are getting corrupted.

Regards
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Strings in C - help - by KiloOne - 10-05-2012, 09:24 PM
RE: Strings in C - help - by mf01 - 10-05-2012, 10:00 PM
RE: Strings in C - help - by KiloOne - 10-05-2012, 10:30 PM
RE: Strings in C - help - by KiloOne - 10-05-2012, 10:06 PM
RE: Strings in C - help - by jpmandon - 10-05-2012, 10:18 PM
RE: Strings in C - help - by mf01 - 10-05-2012, 10:43 PM
RE: Strings in C - help - by KiloOne - 10-05-2012, 10:45 PM
RE: Strings in C - help - by jpmandon - 10-05-2012, 11:30 PM
RE: Strings in C - help - by mf01 - 10-05-2012, 11:32 PM
RE: Strings in C - help - by moreno - 11-05-2012, 06:59 AM
RE: Strings in C - help - by mf01 - 11-05-2012, 09:10 AM
RE: Strings in C - help - by KiloOne - 11-05-2012, 01:38 PM
RE: Strings in C - help - by pingotg - 11-05-2012, 02:46 PM
RE: Strings in C - help - by KiloOne - 11-05-2012, 03:08 PM
RE: Strings in C - help - by mf01 - 11-05-2012, 03:08 PM
RE: Strings in C - help - by pingotg - 11-05-2012, 03:27 PM
RE: Strings in C - help - by KiloOne - 11-05-2012, 03:53 PM
RE: Strings in C - help - by pingotg - 11-05-2012, 07:19 PM
RE: Strings in C - help - by mf01 - 11-05-2012, 03:47 PM
RE: Strings in C - help - by mf01 - 11-05-2012, 03:57 PM
RE: Strings in C - help - by KiloOne - 11-05-2012, 04:23 PM
RE: Strings in C - help - by KiloOne - 11-05-2012, 08:33 PM
RE: Strings in C - help - by moreno - 11-05-2012, 08:53 PM
RE: Strings in C - help - by KiloOne - 13-05-2012, 12:34 AM
RE: Strings in C - help - by pingotg - 11-05-2012, 08:58 PM
RE: Strings in C - help - by KiloOne - 11-05-2012, 09:50 PM
RE: Strings in C - help - by pingotg - 12-05-2012, 09:55 AM
RE: Strings in C - help - by moreno - 12-05-2012, 07:45 AM
RE: Strings in C - help - by KiloOne - 12-05-2012, 03:31 PM
RE: Strings in C - help - by pingotg - 12-05-2012, 05:22 PM
RE: Strings in C - help - by KiloOne - 12-05-2012, 05:40 PM
RE: Strings in C - help - by pingotg - 12-05-2012, 06:11 PM
RE: Strings in C - help - by KiloOne - 12-05-2012, 07:27 PM
RE: Strings in C - help - by pingotg - 13-05-2012, 04:48 PM
RE: Strings in C - help - by bjoernp - 15-05-2012, 05:42 PM
RE: Strings in C - help - by KiloOne - 17-05-2012, 12:09 AM

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