(interpolate history function [start [duration [arg...]]])
The name of a history defined by the history command.
The type of query, as decribed below, applied to the specified time range.
The start of the time range of interest for query. If this value is 0 or is not supplied, it defaults to the time of the first data value available for the history.
The amount of time, in seconds, over which to perform the interpolation. If this value is 0 or is not supplied, it defaults to the length of time between that specified by start and the time of the last data value available for the history.
Depends on the interpolation function.
A query ID number (queries are numbered sequentially, starting with 0) for the interpolation if successful, otherwise
(error "Interpolation failed: Invalid arguments") (error "Interpolation failed: No data") (error "History history does not exist") (error "Undefined interpolation function: function")
This command performs a query on history data, placing the result in a buffer for subsequent transfer. It generates a unique, sequentially numbered ID 'handle' for each query that is made, so clients can access the resulting buffer. The IDs have no meaning outside the Cascade Historian, and are only valid after a query and until the buffer is freed with the bufferIdDestroy command, the HIBufferIDDestroy Cogent C API function, or the hist_buffer_id_destroy dynamic library function, as appropriate.
This is the first of four steps (which can be done as commands, dynamic libary functions, or API functions) required to make an interpolation:
This task has been divided into four steps for convenience and performance. A buffer, once created, remains available to be read as required, potentially by multiple users, until it is no longer needed and can be destroyed. The buffers can also be very large, exceeding typical IPC message sizes, and requiring a relatively long time to transfer. That problem can be addressed by transferring the data in predictably-sized portions, allowing other processing to be done in between. The multi-step process defined above provides the flexibility needed for just such tailoring to the user's requirements. To run all four steps with one function call, see HI_InterpolateData in the Cogent C API manual or the hist_interpolate_data dynamic library function.
The following choices are available for the function argument:
The NoInterpolator function is currently the only one that requires no additional parameters, making it possible to not supply start or duration. For the other interpolator functions, setting start or duration to 0 forces the default values.
NoInterpolator simply returns all data that falls within the specified time range. No other processing is performed. When calling the HI_Interpolate function, this interpolator requires no extra arguments (nxargs = 0, xargs = NULL).
PeriodicInterpolator generates data as Y vs. time on an even time interval. The first extra argument is a double-precision float indicating the time interval in seconds. The second (optional) extra argument is a double-precision float indicating the maximum gap time: if provided and the time between two data samples exceeds this threshold, then data cannot be interpolated between the points. This suppresses generating interpolated data during 'gaps' in the data.
RelativeInterpolator generates Y vs. X at all known values of X. The first extra argument is a string indicating the history name for X. The history argument provided to interpolate command (or the histname argument provided to HI_Interpolate function) is used as the Y history.
FixedRelativeInterpolator generates Y vs. X on an even time interval. The first extra argument is a string indicating the history name for X. The second extra argument is a double specifying the time interval. The history argument provided to interpolate command (or the histname argument provided to HI_Interpolate function) is used as the Y history.
[sh]$ lsend Hist Hist> (interpolate p6 NoInterpolator) (interpolate 2) Hist> (bufferIdLength 2) (bufferIdLength 2 135) Hist> (bufferIdDataAscii 2 131 3) (bufferIdDataAscii 2 131 (996592363.010848 10010.000000) (996592363.016539 1000.000000) (996842447.310491 11.000000)) Hist> (bufferIdDestroy 2) t Hist> (bufferIdLength 2) (error "Invalid buffer id 2") Hist>
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