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FastBinaryFiles: A MathLink Program for Fast Reading and Writing of Binary Files
Authors

Todd Gayley
Organization: Wolfram Research, Inc.
Department: Kernel Technology
John Fultz
Organization: Wolfram Research, Inc.
Department: User Interface Group
Old MathSource #

0206-783
Revision date

1998-04-01
Description

FastBinaryFiles is a MathLink program and Mathematica package for fast reading and writing of binary files. It is intended as a replacement for the standard package Utilities`BinaryFiles`, which is slow. A ready-to-run executable is available for Mac, Power Macintosh, and Windows (note that binary.zip contains a separate executable, binary22.exe, for Mathematica 2.2 users). Unix users will have to build the program from the single source file, binary.tm. Note that there is no separate package (.m) file. If you want to use the program on Mac or Windows, the executable is all you need. If you want to compile it on your own, the C source file binary.tm is all you need. You need Mathematica version 2.2.2 or later to use FastBinaryFiles. This program is discussed more fully in Volume 4, Issue 2 of The Mathematica Journal.
Subjects

*Mathematica Technology > Front End > Importing
*Mathematica Technology > Linking Technology > MathLink
Keywords

Binary Files, binary data, interfacing, data importing data, MathLink, input, output, The Mathematica Journal
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README.txt (8.8 KB) - Text file
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FastBinaryFiles_PPC.sea.hqx (181.7 KB) - Macintosh archive
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binary.sit.hqx (83.7 KB) - Macintosh archive
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binary.tm (88.2 KB) - Unknown MIME type
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binary.zip (76.9 KB) - ZIP archive