Import Data from a LabPro with a Serial or USB Cable

This menu item is used to retrieve the data from the LabPro data collection interface. If you have the interface attached to the computer (via a serial or USB cable) you can transfer data lists directly from the interface. Those data lists will be from the most recent data collection run. The data will be added to a data column, graphed on the screen, and ready for further analysis. Saved (or archived) experiments in LabPro can also be imported.

Note: This function is useful for interfaces which have been used for remote data collection. Graphical Analysis cannot be used to initiate data collection.

The procedure for importing is:

1. Connect the serial cable to a free serial or USB port of the computer and to the LabPro.

2.  Make certain that the LabPro has power.

3.  With Graphical Analysis running, pull down the File menu and choose Import From -> LabPro... This dialog box should appear.

If you want to import saved experiments, check the box next to Scan for Saved Experiments to get a listing of archived
experiments in LabPro.

4. Graphical Analysis will identify your LabPro and display the data within.

5. Highlight the lists and/or saved experiments you want to import.

6. Click OK. The lists or saved experiments will be assigned to a Data Table.

Click the Refresh Catalog button if you have connected a new interface to the computer.

Port/Cable: It is important to correctly identify the port and type of cable being used so that Graphical Analysis can successfully communicate with the LabPro. If
the cable is connected to a different serial or USB port, you can choose the port from the pull-down menu.

Status: The LabPro will be detected automatically. Click the Refresh Catalog button if a new calculator has been connected.

Choose Lists to Import: The LabPro catalog will be listed. Highlight the list(s) you wish to import into the current page and click OK.

Troubleshooting Tips:

     Make certain that the cable ends are firmly attached to the computer and LabPro.
     The LabPro needs power (batteries or AC adapter).
     If you are using a serial port, make sure that the port is working and not tied up by another application (e.g. Palm Pilot).

            Note: Choosing Import will terminate the ongoing LabPro data collection

See Also:

How To/Import from TI graphing calculator

How To/Import from LabPro/CBL (using TI-Graph Link cable)

How To/Import Text

How To/Importing Data from Other Applications and old Versions of Graphical Analysis