|July 22, 2009, 08:13||
binary heavier than ascii
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 55Rep Power: 9
maybe it's a trivial question but as long as I was doing some test to improve my use of openfoam, it appears that compressed binary results are heavier than ascii ones.
My example is: 9000 elements, 100 steps written, constant+system: 2Mo
ascii uncompressed: 89Mo compressed (gzip): 35Mo
binary uncompressed: 79Mo compressed (gzip): 66Mo
I was sure before that binary compressed would be lighter. I think it is not really related to OF, but if someone made the same observation or have an explanation, it would take me out of scepticism.
|July 22, 2009, 08:30||
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Braunschweig, Niedersachsen, Germany
Posts: 277Rep Power: 11
your analysis is correct AND it should be like this.
The binary is more accurate and the ascii compresses better because the file contains mostly of the 10 numbers + "." + "e".
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