Scripting is an add-on to AcqKnowledge 4.1 or above is available for Windows Vista and Mac OS X 10.5 or above.
The Scripting license for AcqKnowledge
- enables the Script menu
- adds the Calculation channel Preset “Run Macro”
- links the BIOPAC Basic Reference under Help
- adds Preferences for Scripting
Note – Customer created or modified scripts can only be used on computers with an AcqKnowledge Scripting license.
Basic Scripting not only allows control of the display and AcqKnowledge functions, it also allows the addition of customized messages and prompts. Create a standardized procedure and document it within a Basic Script. Customized instructions popup to inform the user when they have to perform a task, or when something is taking place. Scripts are extremely useful for automating and guiding the calibration process. Add automated prompts and instructions to simplify the protocol and provide additional guidance.
Eliminate repetitive tasks and free up time for further analysis with the use of a Basic Script. AcqKnowledge is amazingly powerful and has a wide range of tools for filtering, transforming, measuring and analyzing the data, but performing the same task on every single file becomes very tedious. Use a script to eliminate repetitive and monotonous tasks that lead to errors and short cuts. Increased consistency and reproducibility will improve the quality of data generated from each experiment.
Create fully automated analysis routines and combine several complex tasks into one simple script. BIOPAC Basic Scripting is used to create all of the AcqKnowledge analysis routines, which allows the user to customize and expand them further. The AcqKnowledge analysis routines provide useful building blocks for creating further analysis routines.
Scripts are easily created within AcqKnowledge and do not require programming experience, but a familiarity with scripting will certainly help. The commands are documented in the online reference library and example scripts assist in the learning and development process. A support pack is also available that provides access to programmer support should you require it.