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  • Subject: [mg117006] Alternative to DumpSave
  • From: Thomas Münch <thomas.muench at>
  • Date: Mon, 7 Mar 2011 05:48:51 -0500 (EST)
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Thank you all for your replies.

I have tried the .wdx format, but could not get it to work. I have saved 
my data as downvalues of variables ("indexed storage", e.g. 
var["1"]=Something, var["2"]=SomethingElse), and not as direct 
assignments. I could not find a way that exporting to wdx saved these 

Any tips on how to Export or Put to a wdx file properly?

So I went with Save instead of DumpSave. What surprised me: The 
Save[]-ed file is SMALLER than the DumpSave[]-ed file!!! (96 MB vs. 107 
MB). However, it takes much longer to load it back in with Get[] (15 s 
vs. 2.5 s).


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