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Re: Octave and gzipped files

From: Geordie McBain
Subject: Re: Octave and gzipped files
Date: Tue, 09 Jan 2007 09:54:08 +1100

On Mon, 2007-01-08 at 22:16 +0000, Joseph Wakeling wrote:
> Is it possible for Octave to read data from gzipped ascii files?
> I'm having to deal with some rather large data files from simulations
> and it would be convenient to gzip them---it reduces their size by
> anything from 65-70%.
> If Octave can't directly read the gzipped file I suppose an alternative
> would be for Octave to call gzip to temporarily unzip the file, read the
> data, and then zip it back up again.  Is this possible?

Hello.  My Octave (2.9.9 on Debian etch) can save gzipped ascii files;

  octave> save -ascii -z A.gz A

and load them again too (automatically detecting the need for

  octave> load A.gz

Geordie McBain

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