A carpet plot plot of a 2D table
A lines plot of a 2D table
JSB to PNG will take a JSBSim file as input and will then output PNG images of the tables in that file.
It will output both lines and carpet plots for 2D/3D tables. For 1D tables just line plot.
JSB to PNG is written in Python.
JSB to PNG requires Python with plotly.express and plotly.graph_objects libraries (recent version).
JSBSim table requirements
Each table in the JSBSim input file that you want to graph must
attribute in the
tag. That name will also be used a Y-axis title in the graphs. Do not have multiple tables with same name since its used in naming the image files also.
For 2D and 3D tables
<independentVar> tags must all have lookup attributes.
<table name="Groundeffect normal force">
0.0 5.0 15.0 90.0
0.0 0.0000 0.2000 0.6500 -0.2500
2.2 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000
Running JSB to PNG
JSB to PNG is used from the command line with this syntax:
python jsb-to-png.py [filename]
If no filename is specified as commandline argument then
jsb-test.xml is assumed.
When run, a folder will be created in working folder named same as the JSBSim input filename, but without the xml extension.
For 2D and 3D tables it will graph both a lines and a carpet plot.
In that folder PNG of the tables will be output, it will overwrite images if the folder is not empty.