Extract Numeric Data from a PCL File

PCL_READ is a C program which reads a PCL file and writes a copy containing only the numeric data. The main reason for doing this is so that the resulting file can easily be read by a program as pure numeric data.

The PCL files we are considering contain gene expression data from experiments on Arabidopsis. The first line of the file contains a (long) list of labels. There follow N records, each containing 3 labels and 14 numeric values, separated by TAB characters. PCL_READ reads this data, ignoring the title and labels, and writes N records of numeric data to a new file.


pcl_read file.pcl file.txt


The computer code and data files described and made available on this web page are distributed under the GNU LGPL license.


PCL_READ is available in a C version.

Related Data and Programs:

PCL, a dataset directory which contains datasets from a gene expression experiment on Arabidopsis;

Source Code:

Examples and Tests:

I1039 is a PCL file.

I1650 is a PCL file.

I2032 is a PCL file.

I29111 is a PCL file.

List of Routines:

You can go up one level to the C source codes.

Last revised on 09 December 2007.