RE: .csv file

Hi Bill,

The visad spreadsheet was able to load in my csv file that had 7 input fields 
when I modified the header to what you suggested. However, I am trying to 
produce a 3-D glyph plot in which 3 fields are mapped to 3 parameters such as 
the x, y, and z axis, and 3 other fields mapped to 3 additional parameters 
local to that (x, y, z) point.

However, when I load in my file with 7 input fields and create the mappings 
for a glyph plot, I only see about 3 small points on different faces of the 
cube rather than many points scattered throughout. Do you think the scarce 
number of plots could be from the values I gave each input field in my .csv 
file (some possibly too small) or could it be from the function I set up in 
the header?: 
(index) -> (GPA, Distance, Phone, Shoesize, Year, Xoffice, Yoffice, 
Firstname(Text), Lastname(Text)).

I'm not exactly sure why these input fields like GPA and distance should be 
dependent variables and if they are going to be dependent variables, are you 
arbitrarily assigning the index to it?

Thanks,
Michelle





>===== Original Message From Bill Hibbard <billh@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> ====
>Hi Michelle,
>
>> Attached is the csv file. I'm trying to map 7 input fields to the first and
>> last string names. I tried separating the parameters in the first 2 lines
>> with just blanks since that's what the documentation said: "commas should 
be
>> avoided in the format pattern if a comma is used as he delimiter" but had
>> the same error: "source could not be converted to a VisAD data object"
>
>You attached file was:
>
>  (GPA, Distance, Phone, Shoesize, Year, Xoffice, Yoffice)->(Firstname(Text), 
Lastname(Text)),
>  GPA, Distance, Phone, Shoesize, Year, Xoffice, Yoffice, Firstname(Text), 
Lastname(Text)
>  4,10,8479100,6,4,3,4," ""Michelle"""," ""Kam"" "
>  2,3000,1234567,10,2,1,2," ""Hello"""," ""Goodbye"""
>  2.5,5,5468972,8,2,4,9," ""Hi"""," ""Bye"""
>
>The first line indicates that you intend GPA, Distance, Phone,
>Shoesize, Year, Xoffice and Yoffice are all independent variables.
>These sould be dependent variables. I recommend the first line be:
>
>  (index) -> (GPA, Distance, Phone, Shoesize, Year, Xoffice, Yoffice, 
Firstname(Text), Lastname(Text))
>
>This will give you a MathType of:
>
>  (index -> (GPA, Distance, Phone, Shoesize, Year, Xoffice, Yoffice, 
Firstname(Text), Lastname(Text)))
>
>I note that, at least in the examples at the end of README.text,
>that the first lines are not really legal MathType notation?
>Proper notation is (x -> y), not (x) -> (y).
>
>But in any case, by changing you first line you should get a
>more managable Data object.
>
>Good luck,
>Bill