- Importing Sequences
- Exporting an Analysis
- Importing Previous Analyses
- Generalized Models
A Java applet cannot write a file or read a file on your computer.
provides a procedure for saving and restoring your work. Use it
A similar procedure can be used to read in a sequence of events,
rather than typing the events one by one while you are using Ethno.
- Use a text processor to prepare the list of events. A simple text
processor (like NoteTab in Windows) is best in order to avoid embedded
formatting codes for fonts, margins, etc.
- Each line terminated by Enter must relate to just one
- The line must begin with the short name of the event. (Any
short name longer than 25 characters will produce a warning when you
import the sequence.)
- Optionally, the short name may be followed by a tab and then
the long description of the event, typed without an embedded paragraph
- Repeated events must be duplicated exactly as they appeared
the first time.
- Copy the text to the computer clipboard.
- In the ESA program, choose Import-Export from the Operations
- Click the Clear Text button to clear the text box
on the display.
- Press CTRL-V to paste the clipboard text into the text
- Click the Import Sequence button. If the sequence
of events was prepared correctly, it will be replaced by a message
reporting that the data were imported successfully.
After importing a sequence in this way, you may select an event in
menu to go to the display for that event. The display will show the
short name, and its longer description, if one was included. The
sequence may be
edited by selecting Define Sequence on the Operations
events may be linked by selecting Link Events on the Operations
You save Ethno studies by pasting into text
that are created, saved, and recalled with a text processor. Do not
full-featured word processor for this purpose! Word processors
texts in ways that defeat Ethno. Instead use a simple text
like Notepad on Windows or SimpleText on the
Choose Import-Export from the Operations
The display comes up with the text box filled.
Click the Select Text buttton to select everything
in the text box.
Press CTRL-C to copy the selected text to the computer
Paste the text into an open document in a text processor, and save
the file for future use. A simple text processor (like NoteTab in
Windows) is best in order to avoid embedded formatting codes for fonts,
Use a text processor to load an Ethno file that you
Copy the text to the computer clipboard.
In Ethno, choose Import-Export from the Operations
Click the Clear Text button to clear the text box on
Press CTRL-V to paste the clipboard text into the text
Click the Restore Study button. If the exported
record of the study was transferred back uncorrupted, it will be
replaced by a message reporting that he data were imported
After restoring an analysis in this way, all screens look the same as
exported the analysis.
- The text in the box is the program's record of your work - your
definitions of events, of linkages between events, and of event
compositions in terms of your defined entities, persons and actions.
- Caution! The program
formats the export text so that the Ethno
can read it. The export-import procedure will fail if the data get
corrupted. Do not change any of the text written by Ethno.
The first stage of a prerequisite analysis produces a model showing
concrete events are linked one to another (see the Help messages on Linking
and Chart for more details). After you have completed such a
can add a generalized model showing how the concrete events instantiate
general events (see the Chart help for details).
A new entry, Export abstract, appears on the Operations
after you have specified generalized events and linked them. Select
to export the generalized model alone.
Sometime later when you are working on a different concrete model,
add the previously-defined generalized model. Import the generalized
usual, except click the Append Study button as the last
then will be able to instantiate generalized events with the current
events, as described in Chart help.