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Re: Alternative to DumpSave

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  • Subject: [mg117033] Re: Alternative to DumpSave
  • From: David Bailey <dave at>
  • Date: Tue, 8 Mar 2011 05:35:20 -0500 (EST)
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On 07/03/2011 10:54, Thomas Münch wrote:
> 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
> assignments.
> 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).
> thomas
I think you could export DownValues[var] in wdx format, then assign to 
DownValues[var] the information that you read back with Import.

David Bailey

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