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One of the popular methods to store measurement data is a text file. In it data is saved in a simple text format which can be clearly understood. Although this format is not efficient for a program it’s easy to use and allows user to process data manually.
Since user sees a text, even if he hasn’t got any detailed data description of the file, he can get the meaning just reading the text.
Text files with an arbitrary content have ".txt" extension but to store measurement data they usually use CSV format (Comma-Separated Values) with ".csv" extension.