FCS compression

ERIC MARTZ emartz at titan.ucc.umass.edu
Fri Oct 23 13:38:01 EST 1992


I'd like a utility which removes unwanted information from FCS1.0 or
FCS2.0 standard list mode files.  For FACScan files created by FACScan
Research Software (ca. 1988), this could reduce the file size by about
two-thirds!  What I have in mind is removing FL2 and FL3 for single
color work (the FACScan software lacks this option although it is
present in the FACStar software), and reducing the resolution from
1024 channels to 256 channels (which reduces the space consumed from 2
bytes per parameter-event to 1).

Such a utility might also offer an option of inserting additional sample
description or other information.

Does anyone know of such a utility?  I'm considering writing it but I'd
rather not re-invent the wheel (for the hundredth time or so).

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