EcosimPro and PROOSIS have joined file comparing options to make it easier to spot differences between results from simulations, experiments, partitions, etc. This change shows the comparison options in the context menu of the different elements in the “Files” tab and the “Items” tab:
When comparing files, EcosimPro and PROOSIS try to make the best comparison they know in terms of the file type. In other words, they compare files as if they were text, unless they are post-process files with an h5 extension (HDF5 format) in which they make a detailed binary comparison:
The binary comparison of post-process files is useful for analyzing the differences between the results from two simulations by comparing each communication interval (CINT) or each step in integration (STEP). It is a powerful, flexible comparison that shows exactly what happened.
Moreover, instead of detecting the best comparison, file comparing can be done to make a graphic comparison of the post-process files or to force a text comparison of the chosen files. The next dialog shows the files that hang from the elements to be compared to choose which files to compare by selecting on from the left side, another from the right, and how to compare them by dropping down the options from the “Compare” button:
If two post-process files are compared on the monitor, it makes a graphic comparison of any variables that exist in both files and both have the same type, such as shown in the screen shot below: