|Chapter 4. File Operations|
Before the discussion of file operations, it is necessary to give a brief overview of the files used by BUGS SCRATCHPAD. The following table shows the extensions associated with a BUGS SCRATCHPAD project:
Table .1 Files used by BUGS Scratchpad
|.bgs||BUGS SCRATCHPAD Database File. It contains all the information associated with constructing an aquifer simulation. Typically this is the only file the user will interact with.|
|.bgi||Simulation routine input File. It contains a numerical representation of the aquifer. BUGS SCRATCHPAD creates it prior to calling the simulation routine. (ASCII Format)|
|.bgo||Simulation Routine Output file. These file contain the value profiles of parameters in the aquifer as a function of time. It is written by the simulation routine. (Binary Format)|
|.bgt||Simulation time file. It contains a list of the simulation time periods written to disk. It is written by the simulation routine. (Binary Format)|
Typically only *.bgs files will be seen by the user. BUGS SCRATCHPAD automatically handles the others.
BUGS SCRATCHPAD can only open one project at a time. To create a new project, simply select New from the File menu. To save a BUGS SCRATCHPAD file to disk, chose the Save command from the File menu. If a new project has not been previously saved to disk, the user will be prompted for a filename. A project can be also saved with a new file name by using the Save As command from the File menu. For more information on the File menu, see the section on menus later in this document.
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