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#ActualCornstalks

Posted 06 April 2013 - 09:23 PM

Hello, I have attached  screen  shot where some raw image files have been named as 1 File type, 2 File type etc. When I try to click the individual file, it shows file type 1 File (.1). Could any one explain a bit more about this file type. Thanks.

It's not a file type. It's just part of the file name. I'm guessing, and it's a complete guess, that the one of the "quarter" files (one of the three at the top) uses the other "quater.N" (where N is a number) to do... something... maybe create a graphic?

 

I'm imagining it like this: imagine you have a file, named quarter, and it's an image. A huge image. You decide to segment it into lots of smaller files. You then segment the image into N segments, and name them all quarter.0, quarter.1, quarter.2, quarter.3, etc. With this segmenting method and naming convention, the quarter file knows that it just needs to look at all quater.N files to find the relevant data. The number at the end just tells you what segment number it is. It doesn't tell you what type of file it is or what kind of data is stored in there.

 

I think something like that is going on here, and the example I just gave was meant to serve as an analogy. It's impossible to tell for sure, though.


#1Cornstalks

Posted 06 April 2013 - 09:21 PM

Hello, I have attached  screen  shot where some raw image files have been named as 1 File type, 2 File type etc. When I try to click the individual file, it shows file type 1 File (.1). Could any one explain a bit more about this file type. Thanks.

It's not a file type. It's just part of the file name. I'm guessing, and it's a complete guess, that the one of the "quarter" files (one of the three at the top) uses the other "quater.N" (where N is a number) to do... something... maybe create a graphic?

 

I'm imagining it like this: imagine you have a file, named quarter, and it's an image. A huge image. You decide to segment it into lots of smaller files. You then segment the image into N segments, and name them all quarter.0, quarter.1, quarter.2, quarter.3, etc. With this segmenting method and naming convention, the quarter file knows that it just needs to look at all quater.N files to find the relevant data.

 

I think something like that is going on here, and the example I just gave was meant to serve as an analogy. It's impossible to tell for sure, though.


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