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NAME

       comedi_get_softcal_converter - get converter for software-calibrated subdevice

SYNOPSIS

       #include <comedilib.h>

       int comedi_get_softcal_converter(unsigned subdevice, unsigned channel, unsigned range,
                                        enum comedi_conversion_direction direction,
                                        const comedi_calibration_t * parsed_calibration,
                                        comedi_polynomial_t * converter);

STATUS

       alpha

DESCRIPTION

       The function comedi_get_softcal_converter initializes the comedi_polynomial_t pointed to
       by converter so it can be passed to either comedi_to_physical or comedi_from_physical. The
       comedi_polynomial_t pointed to by converter can then be used to convert data for the
       specified subdevice, channel, and range. The direction parameter specifies whether
       converter will be passed to comedi_to_physical or comedi_from_physical. The
       parsed_calibration parameter points to the software calibration values for your device,
       and may be obtained by calling comedi_parse_calibration_file on a calibration file
       generated by the comedi_soft_calibrate program.

       This function is only useful for boards that perform their calibrations in software on the
       host computer. A subdevice will advertise the fact that it depends on a software
       calibration with the SDF_SOFT_CALIBRATED subdevice flag.

       Whether or not the result of this function actually depends on the channel parameter is
       hardware dependent. For example, the calibration of a multiplexed analog input will
       typically not depend on the channel, only the range. Analog outputs will typically use
       different calibrations for each output channel.

       Software calibrations are implemented as polynomials (up to third order). Since the
       inverse of a polynomial of order higher than one can't be represented exactly as another
       polynomial, you may not be able to get converters for the “reverse” direction. For
       example, you may be able to get a converter for an analog input in the COMEDI_TO_PHYSICAL
       direction, but not in the COMEDI_FROM_PHYSICAL direction.

RETURN VALUE

       Returns 0 on success, -1 on failure.

AUTHORS

       David Schleef <ds@schleef.org>
           Author.

       Frank Mori Hess <fmhess@users.sourceforge.net>
           Author.

       Herman Bruyninckx <Herman.Bruyninckx@mech.kuleuven.ac.be>
           Author.

       Bernd Porr <tech@linux-usb-daq.co.uk>
           Author.

       Ian Abbott <abbotti@mev.co.uk>
           Author.

       Éric Piel <piel@delmic.com>
           Author.

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright © 1998-2003 David Schleef
       Copyright © 2001-2003, 2005, 2008 Frank Mori Hess
       Copyright © 2002-2003 Herman Bruyninckx
       Copyright © 2012 Bernd Porr
       Copyright © 2012 Ian Abbott
       Copyright © 2012, 2015 Éric Piel

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       code" as defined by the license is interpreted as the XML source.

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