[SciPy-dev] matFile module

Travis E. Oliphant oliphant at ee.byu.edu
Wed Oct 15 17:25:02 CDT 2003

Heiko Henkelmann wrote:
> Dear All,
> due to popular demand on this list I'm giving you the chance to look at a
> module which I'm currently developing. I'm not done with it but I figured in
> terms of avoiding duplicated efforts it would be a good point to show it to
> you. It is a pure python implementation and enables users to read ML Version
> 5 compatible files. At this point it is able to read anything but sparse
> matrices.
> Not having looked at Nigel Wades matfile I can't tell you what the
> differences to my implementation are.
> Feedback, especially on cross platform compatibility and every kind of test
> results would be very welcome.

I'm very much in favor of this kind of approach over a C-written 
approach.  I'm not sure what speed issues there may be.  But, this looks 
like it could be dropped into SciPy pretty easily if enough people agree.

-Travis O.

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