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Re: Mixing ASCII and Binary in files

 I read and write combination ASCII and Binary files all the time in Windows
NT and Windows 2000. My prefer method is using structures.


Ben Tupper wrote:

> Hello,
> Thank you for all for the very interesting responses regarding my Julian
> Day number query.
> I have a question regarding mixing ASCII data (as a header) with binary
> data (as data following the header).  This is a desirable format for our
> purposes for a number of reasons.  I have come across such files
> generated in the DOS environment from Sea-Bird Electronics devices.
> I am able to read and write such files in MacOS using IDL without
> difficulty; I am unable to do the same in Windows.
> From within IDL, is it possible to write such a file so that it is
> readable across all platforms?  If so, how?
> Thanks
> Ben
> --
> Ben Tupper
> Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences
> 180 McKown Point Rd.
> W. Boothbay Harbor, ME 04575
> btupper@bigelow.org