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Downloading the Fixed-Length ASCII STAR Research Data Files

Fixed-Length ASCII Files

Fixed-Length ASCII files are structured much like files typically used on a mainframe.

The Fixed-Length ASCII file can be downloaded from the links at the left. Estimated download times are as follows:
Connection   Estimated Download Time
T1    > 1 Minute 33 seconds
ISDN    > 20 Minutes
56 Kbps modem    > 1 Hour 11 minutes
28.8 Kbps modem    > 2 Hours 57 minutes

Date Posted: October 15, 2001
Description:A self-extracting compressed file that contains two Fixed-Length ASCII files named "flentities.asc" and "fltestdata.asc".

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Zip Files

The Research files for Windows are packaged in a self-extracting archive, to save on space and download time.  Self-extracting archives have an extension of .EXE, and can be run as commands or double-clicked on just like any other application. When a self-extracting archive is run, the files in the archive are automatically extracted into the directory of your choice.  You do not need an unzip program (like PKZIP or WinZip) to extract files from these self-extracting archives.

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