Support for loading zipped (single or even multiple) ibw / pxp files
Tue, 01/19/2021 - 11:22 pm
Inspired by the recent (un)zip support in Igor 9, and the nice code snippets from Tony, I began to dream about working with zipped ibw / pxp (the former much more important for me). As disk space is not limitless even in 2021 (I am working from a notebook with a not-so-big SSD here), while advanced experiments have an ever increasing data output, I though it would be nice to offset this dilemma by working with zipped files. Before I try to cook something up on my own, I might as well ask how realistic official support for such a feature would be. What I am asking for is an unzip-load combination which natively eats zip files and in the same step loads the contained data as waves in an Igor experiment. In my case, the difference would be as extreme as having ~10 GB of raw data or zipped files of just several 10 MB total size. Of course, there will be a small time penality, but I would be more than happy to take this over time wasted organizing data on / copying data to external drives (other than for backup purposes of course).