The answer is a qualified "No, these data formats are not
inherent to NEC or MININEC."
The differences you noted are choices (and sometimes
compromises) made by the programmer of the NEC or MININEC
Usually, output format choices are made to provide the kind of
data that the majority of users want to see, although the programmer
must also consider the relative ease of converting the programs'
native data format into another format (e.g. interpolation, large
data matrices, computation time, etc.)
From: Wintheiser, Patrick <Patrick.Wintheiser@PSS.Boeing.com>
To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Date: Thursday, December 24, 1998 9:49 AM
Subject: [antennaware] Minninec & Nec2 differences
> I'm curious about the differences in reports from Minninec and Nec2.
Using AO and NW form K6STI, AO reports peak gain for azimuth and elevation.
Plots also show current on the wires.
> NW does not give max gain by elevation or azimuth, only gain at the
azimuth and elevation from input parms. Plots also don't show wire current.
> Are these differences inherant in Minninec/Nec2 or due to the products
I'm using. In other words, does native NEC2 have a proviso for reporting
max gain by elevation/azimuth or does one just have to guess ??
> Thanks - Pat W0OPW
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