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Re: Reads in only part of file

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg51240] Re: Reads in only part of file
  • From: Bill Rowe <readnewsciv at earthlink.net>
  • Date: Sat, 9 Oct 2004 04:19:20 -0400 (EDT)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

On 10/7/04 at 5:26 AM, mjankowski at usm.maine.edu (Mariusz Jankowski)
wrote:

>Steve, use the option DOSTextFormat -> True. This an option of
>OpenStream so you must do

>stream = OpenStream[ st1, DOSTextFormat -> True] xin =
>ReadList[stream, {Byte, Byte}]

No, the option needs to be DOSTextFormat->False. When set to true (the default condition) this causes Mathematica to interpret the stream as text, i.e., translating line-ending characters into newline characters and terminating on an EOF character. This is exactly the behavior you want to avoid when reading non-text files.
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