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Re: output of 2d fortran arrays for post-processing (Q:)

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  • Subject: [mg14552] Re: output of 2d fortran arrays for post-processing (Q:)
  • From: Hans Staugaard Nielsen <hsn at>
  • Date: Fri, 30 Oct 1998 03:07:25 -0500
  • Organization: University of Aarhus, Department of Computer Science (DAIMI)
  • References: <719gcv$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

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m. r. schaferkotter wrote:

> greetings:
> i would like to output a "large" 2d array of floating point numbers to a
> file in order to post process with fortran subroutines.
> using:
> dat >> "dat.file" takes ~6secs. the data is in Mathematica input form,
> though.
> various other methods, including conversion to strings,
> Utilities`BinaryFiles`WriteBinary and FastBinaryFiles don't seem to
> provide solutions.
> my question is:
> what is the current "reasonable" (not well-defined) method for array
> data i/0 for fortran post processing?
> m. r. schaferkotter

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