[Mesquitelist] Mesquite Nexus File Save Problem - charstatelabels
wmaddisn at interchange.ubc.ca
Tue Jul 11 12:17:55 PDT 2006
Sorry for not answering sooner; I was out in the field with real live
Regarding your 286x286 matrix, could you send me the file off-list?
Regarding your charstatelabels section and long lines, let me first
explain why Mesquite strips the End-of-Line characters. It would be
very difficult for Mesquite to preserve your convention (EOL's or
not?) since EOL's are entirely optional in this section of the NEXUS
file. So, Mesquite uses its own convention when writing the file.
We chose to avoid EOL's so as not to force users to scroll down 10000
lines for a molecular data file that for some reason had acquired
It hadn't occurred to us that some text editors would have a problem
with a long "paragraph". What text editors give you problems? Does
Mesquite give you problems re-reading the file (is that the issue
with the previous email?).
We could in future versions have a setting to determine whether EOL's
are written there or not.
At 10:01 AM -0400 6.7.2006, Sarah C Proehl wrote:
>I have been using an extensive charstatelabels section in the
>and I've found that after making any changes to the data in Mesquite, all the
>EOLs are stripped from the file during saving. This results in a very long
>line which causes buffer overruns and crashes in some text editors; it also
>makes reading the file subsequently difficult.
>Does anyone know a way around this, or have a fix?
>I can provide the files to anyone interested in testing this for themselves.
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