The user must be familiar with the standard FVS output file. The standard FVS output file is a wealth of information about the simulation you have created and run. The user is urged to pay particular attention to the following sections of the standard FVS output: Stand Composition, Activity Summary, and Summary Statistics.
The user can get direct insight into the inner workings of the ESBW Event Monitor with the two post-processors that directly report all ESBW Event Monitor Variables:
Compute1- table of Compute Variables (with headers)
Compute2- table of Concatenated Compute Variables (comma delimited)
The Compute1 table is good for general assessment and examination of overall trends within the stand. Compute2 portrays the same information in comma-delimited format that can be readily imported into spreadsheet programs such as Microsoft Excel or database programs such as FoxPro, Dbase, or MS Access.
Variables of particular interest may be, but not limited to: E_BALOSS, P_BFKILL, BF_BA, WS_BA, BS_BA, TOTAL_BA, HOST_BA, OTHER_BA. Analysis of Event Monitor results within the spreadsheet environment is helpful as the user can sort by one or more variables (such as FVS-cycle Year). It is then relatively easy to copy values from each cycle to individual worksheets to calculate sum totals and/or averages. The graphing capability of such programs like MS Excel also far exceed the graphing capabilities of Suppose.