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Old 06-23-2011, 06:33 AM   #1
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Fortran. How to automatically find the starting and ending line of desired variable

I am loading the file in Fortran.
File looks something like this (shown below)
I am interested in Velocity values and not Pressure values.

Is there a way to code in Fortran which finds the staring LINE of Velocity values and ending LINE of values or I have to manually find the lines?

IN this case it should return Starting line : 9 Ending line: 11
PHP Code:
1 2 4
2 3 5
3 4 5
4 4 6
5 5 4

1 2 0 
1 3 0 
4 4 5 
Thanks in advance
Old 06-23-2011, 06:46 AM   #2
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there are ways to do it bash/perl scripting. grep is another tool to do it.
I am not comfortable with Fortran. I would suggest to move this thread to the Programming section, so that it will get more attention.

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Indeed the Fortran language is not so smart in parsing files. Anyway you can do some tricks. The logic here is to read values after the "Velocity" line and to stop reading when it encounters a blank line or the end of the file, right? Here we go:
  CHARACTER(len=100) :: string = ''
  INTEGER :: status
  INTEGER, DIMENSION(3) :: values
  OPEN(UNIT=8, FILE='testfile', IOSTAT=status, STATUS='old')
  DO WHILE ( string /= 'Velocity' )
    count = count + 1
    READ(8,'(A)', IOSTAT=status) string
    READ(8,'(A)', IOSTAT=status) string
    IF ( string == '' .OR. status /= 0 ) EXIT
    READ(string,*) values
    WRITE(*,*) values(1), values(2), values(3)
  CLOSE(UNIT=8, IOSTAT=status)
The first loop reads the file until Velocity is encountered. Then you will begin to read the values: the second loop reads the lines as strings, so that you can test if the string is empty. If it is not empty, you read the string (as an internal file) and put the numbers into the integer array values.
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