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Decision Support Systems
TSTool Quick Start Guide
This document will help you download, install, and run TSTool software using simple examples, and will point out other resources that are available for more in-depth learning.
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TSTool Documentation Quick Start Guide <br /> Quick Start - 5 <br />actuality, TSTool has multiple data connections active from start-up that can be used with commands as <br />described in the next section (you can view active datastores using View…Datastores). <br /> <br />Once a datastore or input type is selected, other choices are made available as appropriate to help filter the <br />time series list. For example, in the above figure, the Regional Climate Center Applied Climate <br />Information System (RCC ACIS) datastore is selected to access climate data, and daily precipitation is <br />selected. Denver County is selected to limit the number of stations that are returned. Note that for this <br />datastore and other web services that TSTool can retrieve data from nationwide (or even international) <br />data sets, even though the software was originally developed only for Colorado data sets. Pressing Get <br />Time Series List queries the web service and lists the time series in the upper right area of the main <br />TSTool window, as shown in the above figure. The query does not process all the time series data values <br />but only the location (typically stations) and time series metadata (available period of record, data units, <br />etc.). Use the scroll bar to review all available metadata (i.e. columns that are to the right of those visible <br />in the above figure). Some metadata (e.g., location identifier, data type, units) are typically available for <br />all datastores; however, specific data varies by source. Refer to the Datastore Reference for information <br />about each datastore type. Right-click on the column headings to sort the columns. In general, right- <br />clicking in TSTool shows available actions. <br /> <br />To query the time series data values, first select one or more of the time series by highlighting at least one <br />cell in the time series list. Use CTRL-click to select additional cells and SHIFT-click to select a range. <br />The left-most numbered column cannot be selected. Cells that are selected will cause the time series for <br />the row to be processed. The following figure illustrates cells that have been selected. <br /> <br /> <br />When one or more cells of interest are selected, press Copy Selected to Commands. For example, <br />because the first two rows in the above figure are selected, the following will be shown in Commands <br />area (middle) of the TSTool main window: <br /> <br /> <br />If it is desired to select all time series, use the Copy All to Commands button. Whereas the top of the <br />TSTool main window is used to browse data, the Commands area is used to define a workflow of <br />commands to automate data processing. Command processing is similar to using functions in Microsoft <br />Excel; however, in TSTool the processing logic is presented in visible text form like a script, processing <br />is sequential (first command to last), and processing logic is separate from data. In TSTool data objects <br />are maintained in the program’s memory and are accessed by identifiers as needed. Consequently, an
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