Observational data may be imported as an ASCII file into The Observer XT. Observational data consists of a series of events occurring at distinct times, as opposed to External Data which refers to continuous numeric data (e.g. physiological recording).
- The data in ASCII format need to be in a certain format (start date, start time, and for each row a time stamp and the behavior).
- Once in this format, you can go File menu. Import/Observational Data.
- If an import filter exists for the format of your data, select it under Files of Type. Otherwise, click Custom Import Filter to define a new filter for your files.
- Once you have imported the data, it will now be a new observation in The Observer XT (or if you want it to be an Event Log in an existing obsevation, you can right-click on that observation and select Import Observational Data).