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mcxconvert - convert between mcx storage types
mcxconvert <input file name> <output file name>
mcxconvert <input file to test>
In the two-argument invocation, mcxconvert converts from the format
found in the first file to the other format. In the one-argument invo‐
cation, mcxconvert will simply output one of the strings interchange or
binary depending on the format found.
The mcl libraries make extensive use of matrices. Matrices are used to
encode graphs, matrices and clusterings. They can be stored either in
interchange or in binary format. The latter is somewhat more efficient
in storage and much faster in both reading and writing, but the default
is interchange format.
The mcl input routines recognize the type of storage they are dealing
with. If you want to convert a matrix to the other storage type, simply
specify the file name of the matrix you want to convert. mcxconvert
will recognize its type, and write the other type to the file specified
as the second argument.
In the future mcxconvert will probably be generalized towards other
objects such as vectors.
Stijn van Dongen.
mcxio(5), and mclfamily(7) for an overview of all the documentation and
the utilities in the mcl family.
mcxconvert 1.006, 06-021 21 Jan 2006 mcxconvert(1)