Can Julius process a tar file in R?


How do I get Julius to upload and understand a tar file using R? The R demo video ( shows an example that I assume uses the tar file of the raw data. When I click on Upload File however, it doesn’t recognize a tar file format or the associated tsv and max file format.


This may be a silly question, but what is a tar file?

Silly question, but why don’t you aks a gpt…

A TAR file is an archive saved in the Tape Archive format. It contains multiple files that have been packaged together for easier storage and sharing. Unlike .ZIP files and many other types of archives, TAR files are not compressed . The name “tar” itself stands for “tape archive,” as it was originally used to write data to tape drives in the early days of computing. These days, Linux and other Unix-like users are the primary source of TAR files. For example, Linux users often distribute software packages as TAR files, making those programs easier to download and install. Many of these users refer to TAR files as “tarballs,” a nickname that humorously references real-life tar balls’ sticky, object-gathering nature. [While TAR files themselves are not compressed, users often compress them using tools like Gzip, which turns them into .TGZ or .TAR.GZ files

Because I can have people answer it here :wink:
Thanks for the clarification!

Is it having an issue uploading the tar file or is when reading the tar file?

It does have an issue with the library(tar) but should be able to open it with untar and library(utils)

When I click on “Upload” in the Julius text box it will not even recognize the tar file type so I can’t even see it to upload.

Hmm, is this in the app or the website? On the website it shouldn’t care what extension you have; it should allow uploading anything (there’s no restrictions from our end on filetype). If on the web, can you try dragging the tar in?

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