A PG file is a file type that is used by the CoupModel to read/write time serie data. The File type is called PG since it was introduced together with a simple MS-DOS program during 1991.
The file type is based on a simple binary format and you have to convert from a txt or csv file.
The type of format of a PG file follow the simple structure
yyyy-mm-dd hh:mm, x1,x2,…xn
is the value of variable1 to variable n
The Old format from 1991 is still compatible with a new extended format as introduced 2013.
The Old format enable a simple header for each variable to have 4 characteristics
1) Name (max 20 char)
2) Unit (max 8 char)
3) Id (max 20 char)
4) Position (max 4 char)
The new format format is extended to have in additon
5) Country ( string )
6) Station (string)
7) Altitude (double float number)
8) Latitude (double float number)
9) Longitude (double float number)
The new PG-file format also allow repetition of the same variables and the same number of inputs in the same file.
An examples from the list in the PG-File Window