What Is a Slot?


The slot is the area in a football field that the receiver occupies. A good receiver will catch a lot of passes in the slot, as this is the best place to gain a yard. A good slot reception gains 8-15 yards and usually ends with a tackle.

The word slot is also a noun, meaning the opening in a door or window that accepts a bolt. The verb is also used, meaning to fasten a lock on a door or window. It can also mean the position of a player in a football team, or the time period a television show is broadcast.

Table slots can be used to store any table of data, including curves (2-Dimensional) and surfaces (3-Dimensional). A Table Slot may contain one or more column sets (Data Types). A Column Set is a collection of columns that together define a Curve or Surface. Columns can be appended and deleted from a Table Slot, but reconfiguration must be done in block sizes of one or more.

Integer Indexed Slots have additional functionality when used in Iterative MRM mode. They can store individual time series values for a particular run index and are directly editable in the Slot Dialog and Slot Viewer.

They can also be used to display a system control table (SCT). The SCT is functionally equivalent to the standard time-series SCT, except that you can choose which of the individual data values are displayed. This option is useful when you want to display only the numbers that are most likely to be impacted by changes in parameters or conditions. In addition, the SCT can be configured to compress repeated values.