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Re: Alternative to DumpSave

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  • Subject: [mg116913] Re: Alternative to DumpSave
  • From: "Sjoerd C. de Vries" <sjoerd.c.devries at>
  • Date: Fri, 4 Mar 2011 03:39:43 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <iknsch$k9h$>

Save instead of DumpSave should work, although perhaps somewhat slower
and less compact.

Cheers -- Sjoerd

On Mar 3, 12:00 pm, Thomas Muench <thomas.mue... at> wrote:
> Dear Mathgroup,
> Can anybody suggest an elegant alternative to the DumpSave[] command?
> I like DumpSave because it gives a compact (=small file size)
> representation of variables and their definitions. However, the format
> is not portable across systems. For example, I cannot load the
> DumpSave-ed data from a Win-XP system into a Win-7-64bit system.
> To describe the problem more explicitely: I have created data in a
> lengthy computation that is saved in a couple of variables. These
> variables each have relatively complex definitions, for example many
> variations of var1["descriptor"]={something}. I then save the
> definitions of these variables with DumpSave like that:
> DumpSave["",{var1,var2,var3}];
> In a later session, I can re-load them with Get[""], which
> works wonderfully and amazingly fast.
> How can I achieve something equivalent accross systems?
> This in in Mathematica 8.
> Thank you!
> thomas

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