[SciPy-user] Automatically retreiving Matrix Market files

Robert Kern rkern at ucsd.edu
Thu Nov 11 08:03:06 CST 2004

Nils Wagner wrote:

> url="ftp://math.nist.gov/pub/MatrixMarket2/SPARSKIT/fidap/fidap005.mtx.gz"
> fname =  mktemp(".mtx.gz")
> print "Downloading Matrix Market; this may take a minute..."
> urlretrieve(url, fname)
> A = io.mmread(gzip.open(fname))
> Now it works fine. Thank you very much !
> BTW, how can I remove the *.mtx.gz files in /tmp automatically ?


Robert Kern
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