Working with PAL data files

.datx files

The datx file is the raw unprocessed data file from the activPAL. To generate the analysis outcomes, files need to be processed in PALanalysis (or by batch processing files in PALbatch).

PAL datx files can be opened in PALanalysis by:

  • Clicking browse to open a dialog box to locate the file
  • Dragging and dropping the datx file on to the window

(Windows version only) Double clicking on a datx file in Windows explorer will directly open the file in PALanalysis

.pml files

When opening datx files, PALanalysis will generate an accompanying .pml file. This stores user definitions, e.g. user defined Time in Bed. To retain any user defined changes, the pml file should be retained with the datx file.

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