Re: FastBinaryFiles again...

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg18914] Re: FastBinaryFiles again...*From*: Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska at informatik.uni-leipzig.de>*Date*: Mon, 26 Jul 1999 14:27:51 -0400*Organization*: Universitaet Leipzig*References*: <7negh5$24s@smc.vnet.net>*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Hi Virgil, first of all. I have never used the package. I just compile it for fun. Typical I have a C program that runs to long in MathLink mode. The C-program write some files and a mathlink program read the binaries. This is better than to use the general routine. The general routine works fine if you have cross-platform binaries ( Cray T3D output) and you do some post processing with Mathematica. > However, I am now rather sure that FastBinaryFiles is not being used > since some of the options unique to FastBinaryFiles are not available.> > Some questions not addressed in the installations instructions > for Windows NT 4.0 are: > > 1. Where should the MathLink.ini file be placed? In the windows directory. But there is a MathLink.ini file because Matheamtica use MathLink. > 2. How does one load FastBinaryFiles into a notebook? You can only load it into the kernel. The Frontend and the notebook interface call the kernel and the kernel call your MathLink program. Install[] will also work. > 3. How to test that FastBinaryFiles is being used? Write a file/read a file ? Worte a small C program that create a binary file with know data and try to read it with Mathematica ? Regards Jens