GraphPad Prism 8 User Guide

Script example 4. Open a template and import data

Script example 4. Open a template and import data

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Script example 4. Open a template and import data

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This example uses a script to launch Prism.

Script command

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SetPath “c:\data\oct2011\”

Define the disk and directory to be used by the rest of the commands.

Open rapid.pzt

Open the Prism template file rapid.pzt

GoTo D

Go to the data table.

   Import today.txt

Imports the file today.txt.

GoTo G

Go to the graph section.

Save today.pzfx

Save the file with the specified name

While Example 4 would not be useful when run from Prism, it would be useful as a way to launch Prism.

For 32 nbit (x86) Windows: Create a shortcut icon with a target something like this:

 
"C:\Program Files\GraphPad\Prism 8\prism.exe” @”C:\Users\(current user)\Documents\”doit.pzc. 

For 64 bit Windows: Create a shortcut icon with a target something like this:

 “C:\Program Files (x86)\GraphPad\Prism 8\prism.exe” @”C:\Users\(current user)\Documents\”doit.pzc. 

Double-click that icon to launch Prism and run the script doit.pzc.

For Mac: You cannot create an icon that launches Prism running a certain script. All you need to do with Prism Mac is double-click on the script icon and that will launch Prism and run the script.

The script shown above instructs Prism to open a template (today.pzt) and import today's data (today.txt, presumably changing daily) into the file, and go to the graph. Once you have set this up (a few minutes) and also have a mechanism so the data file is updated daily (outside the scope of Prism), you simply double-click the saved file to see a new graph of today’s data.