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Topic: parfor: keep outputs with same output filename
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Steven Lord

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Re: parfor: keep outputs with same output filename
Posted: Jul 24, 2012 9:24 AM
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<> wrote in message
> Hi,
> Thank you all.
> I've modified the section to
> [fid1,msg]=fopen('inputpar.dat','wt'); % be read by Console2.exe
> if fid1==-1
> error(msg)
> end
> fprintf(fid1,'%2d\n',i);
> after parfor and re-run it, then also have the same message:

If you run this code BEFORE you enter the PARFOR loop, then when fid1 gets
passed to the workers it's just a double scalar. They didn't open the file
themselves, so they don't treat it as a file identifier. It's like you SAVEd
the identifier to a MAT-file, restarted MATLAB, then LOADed the MAT-file.

If you run this code INSIDE your PARFOR loop, you're in a race condition
situation. Don't do this.

As I said, I think your best options are to have each iteration write to a
file with a unique, iteration dependent name and either store the values
from that file into a variable inside the PARFOR loop or combine them into
one file AFTER the PARFOR loop is done.


Steve Lord
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