[Julia] How do I perform binary file I/O and serialization in Julia?

In Julia, you can perform binary file input/output (I/O) and serialization using the Serialization and FileIO packages.

Here's an example of how you can perform binary file I/O:

  1. Import the necessary packages:
1using FileIO
  1. To read data from a binary file, use load function:
1data = load("file.bin")

Here, data will contain the deserialized contents of the binary file.

  1. To write data to a binary file, use save function:
1save("file.bin", data)

Here, data can be any object that you want to serialize and save to the file.

You can also use the Serialization module directly to perform serialization and deserialization:

  1. Import the necessary packages:
1using Serialization
  1. To serialize an object and write it to a binary file, use the serialize function followed by write function:
1data = [1, 2, 3]
2file = open("file.bin", "w")
3serialize(file, data)
4close(file)

Here, data is the object you want to serialize, and file is the file object.

  1. To deserialize and read data from a binary file, use read function followed by deserialize function:
1file = open("file.bin", "r")
2data = deserialize(file)
3close(file)

Here, file is the file object from which you want to read the serialized data.

Make sure you handle file open, close, and error conditions appropriately for your specific use case.

Remember to install the required packages by running ] add Serialization FileIO in the Julia REPL before using them.