Skipscans allows the user to reduce the number of scans in a file. As a rule of thumb drawing a graph, 1000 data points in an A3 sized graph will be sufficient. A black dot on a sheet of paper remains black, even when another black dot is superimposed on it. An exception to this rule occurs when a signal is subjected to rapid variations.
To reduce the number of scans within a file, without removing an entire range of scans, another technique is used. Intermittently scans are deleted, over the entire range of scans. E.g. each second, third or even Sixtieth fourth scan is kept within the file, reducing the number of scans by two, three or sixty.
You can dowload the program by clicking with the right mouse button on 'download it now'. Installation is straight forward.
Optionally you can create a shortcut on your desktop. If you are not familiar with this technique, ask your administrator how to do it, or let him do it.
Run the program from the command line or double click it on your desktop. A window will pop up:
In the box reading "Information" two messages will appear:
By pressing button "Stop" or "Cancel" you can end the program. If you have another file, go to "Load input file"
1) Binary only This program will only process binary files. It is designed not to read all data, allowing the user to reduce the size of files, which are too large for the available amount of memory in your PC. If the header of an ASCII flavoured GEF file has been read, an error message will appear in the "Information" window:
2) Overwriting files Never overwrite your original file, it's not just that you will loose your original file, but also the program will crash!