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Using the FLUD-formatted output files

All output files are stored in subdirectories of the /WebLogs/ directory (folder). This directory contains a subdirectory for each website that you instrument. For example, the Demo directory, which is part of the download, shows that there are 4 subdirectories:

  • /setup contains parameters gathered during the instrumentation of a website.
  • /website contains the copy of the website.
  • /webstruct contains the files that describe the link structure of the website.
  • /sessions contains subdirectories that correspond to the subjects who perform your experiment. This is where the output files are stored.
The extension for FLUD logfiles is .ulog. In this raw form, logfiles are difficult to understand. WebVIP automatically runs the FLUD parser on the data files and produces several types of output that are quite useful.
  • The first is a simple pretty-printed HTML version. The indents provide the usability engineer with the ability to quickly identify interesting regions of the output.
  • The second type of output is user-path (.up) data files that are suitable to use as the input to VisVIP, a visualization tool. One user-path file is produced for each task that a subject performs.

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