Splits a given data file into N parts such that each part has approximately same number of lines.

USAGE [Options] DATA

Type ' --help' for a quick summary of the Options.


Required Arguments:


DATA should be a file in plain text format such that each line in the DATA file shows a single training example.

Optional Arguments:

--parts N

Splits the DATA file into N equal parts. If the DATA file has M lines, each part except the last part will have int(M/N) lines while the last part will have all the remaining lines, M - (N-1 * (int(M/N))).

Default N is 10.

Other Options :


Displays the quick summary of options.


Displays the version information.

OUTPUT creates exactly N files in the current directory. If the name of the DATA file is say DATA-file, then the N files will have names as DATA-file1, DATA-file2, DATA-file3,... DATA-fileN. e.g. If the DATA filename is ANC, then the N files created by will have names like ANC1, ANC2, ..., ANCN.

A DATA file containing total M lines is split into N parts such that each part/file contains approximately M/N lines.

Thus, if N = 1, the output file will be exactly same as the given DATA file. If N = M where N = value of --parts and M = #lines in DATA then, each part will have a single line.


Amruta Purandare, Ted Pedersen. University of Minnesota, Duluth.


Copyright (c) 2004,

Amruta Purandare, University of Minnesota, Duluth.

Ted Pedersen, University of Minnesota, Duluth.

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