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What's a good Mac program for visualizing flight logs?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Matt Noel, Feb 8, 2016.

  1. Matt Noel

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    I wanted to try looking at some of the flight log data collected on the Phantom itself (not the RC), the file that can be extracted as a .txt file then converted to a .csv. I can get it into a .csv format but the quantity of data is huge. I've found trying to graph various items in Open Office is not practical.

    I don't have Excel either.

    So has anyone found a Mac program that can do a decent job of graphing this data?

    Thanks
     
  2. Sagebrush

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    Have you tried uploading to Healthy Drones, or are you trying to do something else?

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  3. QuadBart

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    I've used "Open Office" for Mac. It has spreadsheet program like Excel. You'll be able to import .csv files into it... I've used it for years...
     
  4. Matt Noel

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    I wanted to process the log data kept by the aircraft itself, as I recall Healthy Drones does not handle those files.
     
  5. Matt Noel

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    I tried Open Office, it just can't handle with the data quantities present in a 20 minute flight. I'm using a fairly up to date Mac, a 2013 Mac Book Pro with 8 GB of memory.
     
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  6. Sagebrush

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    What's your goal? What are you trying to look at?

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  7. Matt Noel

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    All the sensor data kept by the aircraft.
     
  8. Sagebrush

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    So something above and beyond what Healthy Drones will do with the data?

    I use something called Dashcam Viewer to watch the video that will show, speed, elevation, coordinates and a few other sensor stuff, during the video. And of course I upload to Healthy Drones to review the other sensor data.

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  9. Matt Noel

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    I think healthy drones only works with log data saved in the Go app. I'm speaking of the more extensive data saved on the aircraft. Different data.

    And dashcam is a Windows app. Won't run on a Mac.
     
  10. Sagebrush

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    Yeah, you're looking for the .dat files. Can't help you there.

    I'm running Dashcam on my Mac. El Capitan. There must be two versions.

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  11. Matt Noel

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    The dashware website notes that the SW only runs on Windows and suggest you use a VM to run windows to run dashware if you have a mac. Since I don't have windows I'm not going to pursue that. In any case dashware is for adding overlays to videos, I just want access to graphs of the data saved on the aircraft.

    Thanks though.
     
  12. Jumping

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    Have you looked at the graphing Luap, BudWalker and TheRealNick do? I am not sure their data and applications. Just another resource you might check.
     
  13. FASTFJR

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    Sure it will, you just need to install Paralles and run Windows 7
     
  14. Sagebrush

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    You're talking Dashware and I'm talking about Dashcam Viewer. Two different software products.

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