Some of the responses can come from a file, enter @file, where
.COM is the default type, at any node. Up to 8 levels of
indirection are supported. When the end of a file is reached, input
reverts to the previous level. If an error occurs while entries are
being supplied from a file, the program will abort. This example gets
symbol constraints from a file:
PL S @ipcons ;
where IP_CONS.COM contains
"IP BETWEEN 1.5 AND 2.5"
"IP BETWEEN 2.5 AND 3.5"
"IP BETWEEN 3.5 AND 4.5"
You can put comments in indirect files beginning with !. To
create an indirect file, you can execute LOCUS and at any node enter
>file.com. This will record subsequent questions as comments
and your responses in the file. When you want to save the file enter
>. If you invoke LOCUS from the terminal, the program is
still running interactively and the after-graph responses will be
taken from the terminal. If you invoke LOCUS from a command file
then the after-graph responses must appear in the command file.
vs FM_LD_06 is plotted and LOCUS again waits for an
after-graph response. You could enter
F to get fit the data,
RETURN to continue.
where PLOTS.COM contains:
X FM_LD_06 Y MB_IP_SL ;
Y FM_LD_01 ;
where LOCUS_PLOTS.COM contains:
DB TFTR PT WAVEF; ET XEXPS; ;
PL X FM_LD_06 Y MB_IP_SL ;
Y FM_LD_01 ;