Saving and loading your project

Saving a project

You can always save your current state to your hard-disc and continue working at it at a later point. To save a project, click File ‣ Save ‣ Save straditizer


or hit Control-S (⌘-S on MacOS)

This will save your project, or, if you never saved it before or used the Save As option, it will open a file dialog to let you select the target location.

The default and recommended way is to save it is a netCDF file (ending with .nc or .nc4). This is a common self-describing, machine-independent data format that supports the creation, access, and sharing of array-oriented scientific data. We recommend this format, because it works independent of the python libraries that you are using and let’s you easily share the project with others or copy it to another machine.

The other possibility is to save it as a pickle (.pkl) file which uses the built-in pickle module to save the straditizer to a file. The reason, why we generally do not recomment this, is because the saved file might not work anymore if you upgrade your libraries (e.g. numpy, pandas or pillow).

Loading a project

Reloading the project works the same way as you open a new image file (see Load a diagram). Just go to File ‣ Open project ‣ Open straditizer ‣ Project or image and choose the project file to load (or use the arrow button at the top of the straditizer control). If the chosen file ends with .nc, .nc4 or .pkl, straditize will recreate the given project.