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Using Universal Dataset Number 58b

Universal File Dataset 58b contains data in both ASCII and binary formats. The header (first 11 records) for Dataset 58b is identical to that of Universal File Dataset 58. It contains function attribute information in ASCII format. The remainder of the file contains the same data as Universal File Dataset 58, but it presents that data in binary format.

The first line of Universal File Dataset 58b contains the following additional information about the file's binary data:

 
     -1
     58b     1     2           9           2222     0     0           0           0
     Format  (I6,1A1,I6,I6,I12,I12,I6,I6,I12,I12)
          Field 1          - 58 [I6]
          Field 2          - lowercase b [1A1]
          Field 3          - Byte Ordering Method [I6]
                             1 - Little Endian (DEC VMS & ULTRIX, WIN NT)
                             2 - Big Endian (most UNIX)
          Field 4          - Floating Point Format [I6]
                             1 - DEC VMS
                             2 - IEEE 754 (UNIX)
                             3 - IBM 5/370
          Field 5          - number of ASCII lines following [I12]
                             11 - for dataset 58
          Field 6          - number of bytes following ASCII lines [I12]
          Fields 7-10      - Not used (fill with zeros)