I'd like to inquire about the exact usage of the word "output" in the following two examples:
This data were analyzed using a traditional pipeline. This streamline output a number for each metric of interest.
This data were analyzed using a traditional pipeline. The output of this streamline is one number for each metric of interest.
In the first example "output" was used as a verb and in the second sentence it was used as a noun. Is this usage correct? In the dictionary the word "output" was reported as a verb and as a noun. But the usage as a verb is not common. Am I still able to use it as a verb like in the examples above? In other words, is this usage common between native speakers?