Saves data to a file.
The Save Data widget considers a dataset provided in the input channel and saves it to a data file with a specified name. It can save the data as a tab-delimited or a comma-separated file.
The widget does not save the data every time it receives a new signal in the input as this would constantly (and, mostly, inadvertently) overwrite the file. Instead, the data is saved only after a new file name is set or the user pushes the Save button.
- Save by overwriting the existing file.
- Save as to create a new file.
In the workflow below, we used the Zoo dataset. We loaded the data into the Scatter Plot widget, with which we selected a subset of data instances and pushed them to the Save Data widget to store them in a file.