pgm

portable graymap file format

(from the PBMplus library by Jef Poskanzer - modified for the POTM)

The portable graymap format is a lowest common denominator grayscale file format.

The definition is as follows:

Characters from a "#" to the next end-of-line are ignored (comments). Note that the POTM uses the comment line to pass in the value of LIMIT for this particular porblem.

No line should be longer than 70 characters.

Here is an example of a small graymap in this format:

P2
# 50 (note that ordinarily this is an arbitrary comment)
7 7
255
10 254 7 0 0 0 13 20 254 7 10 0 180 13 30 254 7 40 0 180 13
40 254 7 60 0 74 13 50 254 7 220 0 0 13
60 254 7 0 70 0 13 70 254 7 0 110 0 100
Programs that read this format should be as lenient as possible, accepting anything that looks remotely like a graymap.


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