[R] reading in a Fortran binary array
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Apr 8 22:28:22 CEST 2008
The format of a Fortran unformatted file is compiler- and OS-dependent,
but if you know what it is, readBin() can read it.
On Tue, 8 Apr 2008, Alexy Khrabrov wrote:
> Greetings -- I'd like to avoid converting a Fortran array of floats
> into ASCII and back reading it in R. Furthermore it's much faster to
> dump large arrays in binary, as they take up much less space with full
> precision -- many decimal points take up many bytes in ASCII versus
> four or eight per float in raw. Is there a way to read such a Fortran
> unformatted file back into R?
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> and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code.
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