[SciPy-dev] default matlab file format

Travis E. Oliphant oliphant@enthought....
Tue Nov 11 08:47:58 CST 2008

Jarrod Millman wrote:
> I think that the savemat function should default to version 5 rather than 4:
> http://projects.scipy.org/scipy/scipy/browser/trunk/scipy/io/matlab/mio.py
> I know that there has been an increasing sense that changing the API
> should be done via deprecation warnings; but, in this particular case,
> it seems that it would be much more useful to end users to change the
> behavior without a deprecation.  I seriously doubt that there are many
> (if any) Matlab users with such old versions of Matlab that they can't
> read version 5 files.  What do other people think?  Does anyone have a
> need for keeping version 4 as the default format for saving Matlab
> files?
I think this is fine to change in 0.7.   People who *need* version 4 
files can still specify them.


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