RFM Flags

BIN Flag: Write Output Spectra as Binary Files

06OCT17

Enabled
All output spectra (including look-up tables) written as binary files.
Any '.asc' string in output spectral filenames is replaced by '.bin'

Disabled
Output spectra written as ASCII files.
Any '.bin' string in output spectra filenames is replaced by '.asc'

Restrictions
None.

Notes
  1. The main advantages of writing outputs as binary files are smaller file size (typically 1/3 size of ASCII output) and faster I/O. The disadvantage is a slightly more difficult file to read, particularly if switching between different FORTRAN compilers.
  2. This Flag does not affect the diagnostic output files which are always written as ASCII files.

Bugs
[none reported]