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Summary¶

Loads an Instrument Definition File (IDF) into a workspace rather than a data file.

Properties¶

Name

Direction

Type

Default

Description

Filename

Input

string

The filename (including its full or relative path) of an instrument definition file. The file extension must either be .xml or .XML when specifying an instrument definition file. Files can also be .hdf5 or .nxs for usage with NeXus Geometry files. Note Filename or InstrumentName must be specified but not both. Allowed extensions: [‘.xml’, ‘.nxs’, ‘.hdf5’]

InstrumentName

Input

string

Name of instrument. Can be used instead of Filename to specify an IDF

OutputWorkspace

Output

MatrixWorkspace

Mandatory

The name of the workspace in which to store the imported instrument

DetectorValue

Input

number

1

This value affects the colour of the detectors in the instrument display window (default 1)

MonitorValue

Input

number

2

This value affects the colour of the monitors in the instrument display window (default 2)

MakeEventWorkspace

Input

boolean

False

Set to True to create an EventWorkspace (with no events) instead of a Workspace2D.

Description¶

This algorithm is to enable you to inspect the instrument geometry without having to load a full data file.

This algorithm works with both Instrument Definition Files and NeXus format (hdf5) files.

Input files only provide the instrument geometry. The instrument is referred to as being empty because there is no real data associated with it. The algorithm provides some limited options to determine what fake data will be used.

Usage¶

wsOut = LoadEmptyInstrument(Filename="INES_Definition.xml")
print("The workspace contains {} spectra".format(wsOut.getNumberHistograms()))


Output:

The workspace contains 146 spectra


ws = LoadEmptyInstrument(Filename="LOKI_Definition.hdf5")
print("The workspace contains {} spectra".format(ws.getNumberHistograms()))
print("Instrument is {}".format(ws.getInstrument().getName()))


Output:

The workspace contains 8000 spectra
Instrument is LOKI


Categories: AlgorithmIndex | DataHandling\Instrument