RFM Flags: Write Output Spectra as Binary Files

BIN Flag

07SEP22

Enabled

Disabled

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.
  3. This only affects the precision with which the output files are written; the RFM internal representation is always double precision.

Bugs
[none reported]