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Re: [Paparazzi-devel] Log parser for Matlab

From: Roman Krashanitsa
Subject: Re: [Paparazzi-devel] Log parser for Matlab
Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2009 12:04:21 -0700

Hey Andreas,
Nice job, very sleek and compact.
I will try to repair the log parser on svn. Mine has a bit different scope, it has a gui and plotting/import/export capabilities.

2009/8/28 Andreas Gaeb <address@hidden>
Hello everybody,

I've created a new Matlab log parser in case anybody is still working
with that for reviewing logs. It is a bit faster than PprzLogReader_1_0,
more flexible and can read any type of message present in a log file. It
has been tested with Matlab 7.1 and R2009a, so it should also work with
releases in between. Examples of usage are given in the file.

I'll also be having a look at Roman Krashanitsa's log plotter GUI which
seems to be broken with actual SVN log files.

I tried to upload the script to the wiki, but this seems to accept only
image files, so I'm attaching it here. Maybe someone can add it to the SVN.


function s = log2struct(logfilename)
% parse a PPRZ log file
% function s = log2struct(logfilename)
% Parses a log data file from the Paparazzi ground station into a
% Matlab variable. The log is sorted by aircraft ID and message ID.
% Parsing the log definition file (xx.log) is not required.
% Argument
% The name of the log data file to be parsed.
% May be omitted, in which case a file open dialog is used.
% Returns
% A struct of dimension 1 x nAircraft
% For each type of message received there is a substruct with the fields
% timestamp and contents as arrays over time. The columns of the contents
% array correspond to the message's data fields as defined in messages.xml.
% Example
% >> % 3D plot of the trajectory of aircraft #1
% >> s = log2struct('');
% >> plot3(s(1).GPS.content(:,2), s(1).GPS.content(:,3),s(1).GPS.content(:,5))
% >> % what did the servos do?
% >> plot (s(1).ACTUATORS.timestamp, s(1).ACTUATORS.content)
% Known Bugs
% The method fails when the number of data elements for one message type
% changes during the log file, as may happen when the configuration file is
% changed in between or with arrays of variable size.
% Author: Andreas Gaeb
% Created:  27-Aug-2009
% $Id$
% Copyright (C) 2009 Andreas Gaeb
% This file is part of paparazzi.
% paparazzi is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
% it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
% the Free Software Foundation; either version 2, or (at your option)
% any later version.
% paparazzi is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
% but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
% GNU General Public License for more details.
% You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
% along with paparazzi; see the file COPYING.  If not, write to
% the Free Software Foundation, 59 Temple Place - Suite 330,
% Boston, MA 02111-1307, USA.

persistent log2struct_old_working_dir

% no arguments? open dialog
if nargin < 1
 [filename, pathname] = uigetfile(...
   {'*.data', 'Paparazzi log data files (*.data)'}, ...
   'Open data file', ...
 if ~filename, return, end
       logfilename = fullfile(pathname, filename);
 log2struct_old_working_dir = pathname;
 % display the filename for copy/paste
 disp (['parsing ' logfilename '...']);

fid = fopen(logfilename);
if fid == -1
 error('File %s not found', logfilename);

 % read everything as timestamp, A/C ID, msg name and msg contents
 C = textscan(fid, '%f %u %s %[^\n]');

 if isempty(C{1})
   error ('File %s does not seem to be a Paparazzi log data file.', logfilename);

 timestamp = C{1};
 aircraftID = C{2};
 msgName = C{3};
 msgContent = C{4};

 % find s which messages have been sent
 uniqueMsgs = unique(msgName);
 nMsg = size(uniqueMsgs,1);

 % find s which aircraft sent something
 uniqueAC = unique(aircraftID);
 nAC = size(uniqueAC,1);

 % distribute the messages to their sending aircraft
 for iAC = nAC:-1:1 % counting backwards eliminates preallocation
   % the ID of ith aircraft
   acID = uniqueAC(iAC);
   s(iAC).AIRCRAFT_ID = acID;

   % the indices of all messages send by ith aircraft
   allMsgsFromThisAircraft = (aircraftID == uniqueAC(iAC));
   timestampFromThisAircraft = timestamp(allMsgsFromThisAircraft);
   msgNameFromThisAircraft = msgName(allMsgsFromThisAircraft);
   msgContentFromThisAircraft = msgContent(allMsgsFromThisAircraft);

   % for each message name
   for iMsg = 1:nMsg
     theMsgName = uniqueMsgs{iMsg};

     % when was this special message sent by the ith aircraft?
     thisMsgFromThisAircraft = strmatch(...
       theMsgName, msgNameFromThisAircraft, 'exact');

     % record with timestamp and contents
     s(iAC).(theMsgName).timestamp = ...
     [s(iAC).(theMsgName).content, status] = str2num(char(...
       msgContentFromThisAircraft(thisMsgFromThisAircraft))); %#ok<ST2NM>
     if ~status && ~strcmp(theMsgName, 'PONG')
       warning('Paparazzi:log2struct:EmptyContent', ...
         'Could not read contents of %s message from aircraft #%i', ...
         theMsgName, acID);


 fclose (fid);

catch theError

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