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Re: Input line too long???

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   Thanks, that worked like a charm!  Is there any way of doing the
same operation when the records are not all of the same length?  Just


In article <3975D9F7.7B28AC1B@cmdl.noaa.gov>, Pavel Romashkin
<promashkin@cmdl.noaa.gov> wrote:

> Hi David,
> I played with your example and I think I have a solution. The input
> buffer limitation is only in effect if you read formatted. I made a file
> by repeating your example line 2000 times, obtaining 10000 element line.
> Each record in your line is 8 bytes long, including a space. Try reading
> unformatted and it works perfectly:
> ; Make fake data file with 1 line
> ; with 10000 data entries and open it.
> openr, unit, 'test.txt', /get_lun
> ; Since you know the number of data points, make X:
> x = strarr(10000)
> ; Fill X with 8 byte strings.
> x[*] = '12345678'
> readu, unit, x
> Now you can convert X into float and use it.
> Cheers,
> Pavel

David Bowman         "Smash forehead on keyboard to continue."
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