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Re: save function

From: John W. Eaton
Subject: Re: save function
Date: Wed, 9 Mar 2005 14:59:47 -0500

On  9-Mar-2005, Hamish Allan <address@hidden> wrote:

| I'm not entirely convinced that anyone is actually asking for 
| Matlab-compatible behaviour. All we want is an efficient way to output 
| a matrix of numbers to a file (just as it is possible to load such a 
| matrix from a file with no header information without using fscanf). I 
| suggest we *don't* aim for compatible behaviour with the braindead 
| Matlab, and instead we have an -ascii-noheader option like Mike 
| proposes.

But why introduce another incompatibility?  We might as well fix this
so that -ascii does the compatible thing (no comment headers) and
introduce a separate option to produce the current output format.


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