Checking and Viewing ShapeArray (SAA) Data

Frequently asked questions concerning checking and viewing data.

How do I check data collected using a data logger to make sure it is good?
Use the SAACR_DataChecker utility in SAASuite to verify the raw data files collected using a data logger are good. SAACR_DataChecker provides colour coded ...
Mon, 3 May, 2021 at 2:03 PM
How do I check my SAAF for twist?
SAAF ShapeArrays are delivered on a reel, with dots on the SAAF facing out from the reel. This is assurance that the ShapeArray is properly reeled and will...
Mon, 3 May, 2021 at 2:03 PM
I just saved 3 samples of data. Why does SAAView only show one frame?
ShapeArray™ Viewer (formerly known as SAAView) has a default filter which will average several readings together and present these in the ‘Filtered View’ p...
Mon, 3 May, 2021 at 2:03 PM
My ShapeArray has stopped responding and is no longer providing data, or all of my data logger samples are full of zeros. What should I do?
Please check to make sure that: The sample interval being used in the logger program allows a sufficient length of time for all ShapeArrays (SAAs) to ...
Fri, 4 Aug, 2017 at 1:29 PM
I have one or more magnetometers in my ShapeArrays. I did not apply any azimuth corrections to my data. So what “real-world” directions are the X and Y data in?
If you have one or more magnetometers, and did not apply any additional azimuth corrections in SAACR_raw2data or ShapeArray™ Viewer (formerly known as SAAV...
Mon, 3 May, 2021 at 2:03 PM
Can you explain the ShapeArray X, Y, Z axes? How are they aligned with the markings on the SAA itself and with the real world?
For ShapeArrays (SAAs) without magnetometers that are used in vertical (3D) mode, in either ShapeArray™ Viewer (formerly known as SAAView) or SAACR_raw2dat...
Mon, 3 May, 2021 at 2:03 PM
What is the difference between the filtered view and the unfiltered view in ShapeArray™ Viewer? Which one should I use?
The Filtered View of ShapeArray™ Viewer (formerly known as SAAView) is available to reduce the number of samples being processed and increase the speed and...
Mon, 3 May, 2021 at 2:03 PM
How do I re-baseline my data set?
During data analysis, it may be advantageous to exclude a portion of your data set to account for additional settlement of the instrument or other factors. ...
Mon, 3 May, 2021 at 2:03 PM
How do I check my magnetometers to make sure they are working properly?
NOTE: The information provided in this section only applies to ShapeArrays (SAAs) for which optional magnetometers were ordered. Checking magnetomet...
Mon, 3 May, 2021 at 2:04 PM
Why does it look like my entire vertical ShapeArray is undergoing a significant amount of deformation?
If the deformation of your ShapeArray (SAA) is quite significant and appears to originate and grow from a point near the bottom of the ShapeArray (see for...
Wed, 24 May, 2017 at 10:07 AM