Re: Output from Export[ ] (suggestion to Wolfram)
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- Subject: [mg57799] Re: [mg57781] Output from Export[ ] (suggestion to Wolfram)
- From: "David Annetts" <davidannetts at aapt.net.au>
- Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2005 05:17:32 -0400 (EDT)
- Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com
Hi, > Export[---] (without a following semicolon) prints the > filename of the exported file to an output cell in the notebook. > Sure would be nice if options could be added to have this > output cell contain a bunch of additional information such as > > --Full path for the output file > --File size > --Name of object exported, as well as file name > --Format used > > plus all kinds of potentially useful format-specific and > object-specific data such as graphic dimensions for an EPS > file; pixel dimensions for JPEG and the like; fonts used > and/or embedded; number of characters and/or lines for a text > file; and so on. (Presumably much of this information can be > decoded from within the output file itself, but we amateurs > may not find that so easy to do.) > > Any simple command that will extract all this information > from the kernal or front end immediately following execution > of an Export[---] command? There is FileInformation. I'd suggest that this be used instead of Export. The reason for this is that Mathematica has the convention that a trailing semicolon supresses output. Perhaps adding an argument (eg VerboseOutput->True) to Export might be a better way to go. Just my (Australian) two cents worth ... Regards, Dave.