[R] Problem reading binaries created with fortran

Don MacQueen macq at llnl.gov
Fri Dec 18 17:20:38 CET 2009

However, source code is available at
so it would seem that the details are available.


At 4:35 PM -0500 12/17/09, kapo coulibaly wrote:
>I couldn't find clear details about the way fortran writes the binaries. I
>was hoping someone here has done it before. But the hexView package seems
>like a great idea i'll give it a shot.
>Thanks a bunch
>On Thu, Dec 17, 2009 at 4:02 PM, Duncan Murdoch <murdoch at stats.uwo.ca>wrote:
>>  On 17/12/2009 3:48 PM, kapo coulibaly wrote:
>>>  Is it possible to read fortran binaries with R? I tried unsucessfully and
>>>  my
>>>  understanding is that fortran write binaries with leading and trailing
>>>  bytes. I get numbers but not the right ones.
>>>  Thanks
>>>  ps: the binary I'm interested in reading is a MODFLOW output with a mix of
>>>  character, double and integers.
>>  One other thing:  the hexView package does a very nice job of displaying
>>  the file, so you can work out what the structure is if the documentation is
>>  unclear (or nonexistent).
>>  Duncan Murdoch
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Don MacQueen
Environmental Protection Department
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA, USA

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