I receive the DataStudio error message "Could not initialize a temporary data file" when I collect many runs of data or open a DataStudio file containing many runs of data on my Macintosh computer.
The Mac OS limits the number of temporary files that can be simultaneously open. For each data run of each possible sensor measurement, DataStudio attempts to create a hidden temporary file. If the Mac OS can open no more files, DataStudio gives this error message. Experiments with many data runs using the Rotary Motion Sensor or the Smart Pulley are more prone to this error because these sensors have a large number of possible measurements.
If you encounter this error message, try the following steps:
If these suggestions do not resolve the problem, please contact PASCO Technical Support.
Creation Date: 10/15/2001
Last Modified: 10/16/2001