I have a sensor that digitally outputs several hundred readings every time it increments, which is on the order of a hundred times a second. The software that comes with it saves the result in a .avi file. This format is usually used for video, but for this information a video is a nonsensical representation.
I wish I could convert the .avi file into ASCII text that gives a number for the “brightness” value for each “pixel” frame by frame in the video.
I’ve found many programs that create “ASCII art” out of such videos, so the pixels wind up looking like different characters. Let me be gracious and just say this is a disappointing option given what I am trying to do.
I want to read a text file with my math or stats package and do stuff to it.
BTW if I had to read simple integers or floats in binary that’d be OK too, but I’m not going to try to work through compression algorithm expansion and all that sort of thing.
Anybody know anything that might do me?
BTW, as to why in the world they would have chosen the .avi file format to store numerical datasets that have nothing to do with imaging, I suspect a small company on a limited budget found something that would work. But I don’t really know.