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Re: Mixing ASCII and Binary in files
Thanks Liam and Kelly,
Kelly, the method you describe is what I have used before. I'll try it
again... I must have goofed up something simple (I hope).
Liam, I check those procedures out. I don't know why I didn't think of it
before... I have used BINread/write before.
Kelly Dean wrote:
> 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
> > email@example.com
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences
180 McKown Point Rd.
W. Boothbay Harbor, ME 04575