Structure Tools Trouble

dimitri's picture

Hi everyone,

This little follow-up to an earlier post on the Structure Tools page. I'm still trying to sort out an issue where structures are messed up when written to and loaded from file. I must be missing something obvious!

In the following example, the user input written to disk (key: "S") and read back (key: "L") do not match. I might very well be mistaken on this one, just starting working with structures. Sorting doesn't seem to help me, either. Thanks!

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jd's picture
Re: Structure Tools Trouble

Try this... for some reason which I don't get the .plist file gets saved with the components out of order (component_1, component_3 / 4 /11)whatever. Pulling it back out based on compnent name seems to do the trick.

hope this helps... jd

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dimitri's picture
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dimitri's picture
Re: Structure Tools Trouble

Thank you,

You are right, there is a way to retrieve indexed structure as if they were keyed structures. It could even be incremental by generating the string "component_" + increment.

However this seems a bit of overkill! :)

I would think there is a way to put them back in order using the structure sort patch, but I have no idea of how to fill in the sorting descriptor field. So far i can get no particular result! And the fact that component numbers do not include zeroes is a mess, since alphabetically component_10 would be sorted between component_1 and component_2.

Named structure maker, no other way round?

gtoledo3's picture
Re: Structure Tools Trouble

If there was a 0 in front of the 1, so that each number was two digits in length, what would happen when you get to 100 listings?

dimitri's picture
Re: Structure Tools Trouble

Hey Georges,

It depends on how many fishes are swimming in your aquarium… Guess I should have written "a bunch of zeroes" to be precise! ;-)