Trying to work with gnuplot in Ubuntu 12.04 I run into confusing comments about binary vs. ASCII files. Take this as an example for instance. Looking for a good explanation I open this link. It is an outstanding sample of confusion and obfuscation. My own understanding is that binary is an executable file and ASCII is a source file. With gnuplot it is all upside down.
I have a binary file which is being exported from a Database, and i need to convert that to ASCII format. How can i achieve that? And this solution should work for any file which is given to us; means they will give different files from different tables.