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Re: FastBinaryFiles again...

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  • Subject: [mg18920] Re: [mg18891] FastBinaryFiles again...
  • From: John Fultz <jfultz at>
  • Date: Tue, 27 Jul 1999 22:17:24 -0400
  • Organization: Wolfram Research, Inc.
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These instructions don't appear anywhere in the
instructions for the current version of FastBinaryFiles,
which is at:

You should make sure you have an up-to-date version.


John Fultz
jfultz at
Front End Group
Wolfram Research, Inc.

Virgil Stokes wrote:
> I have been having problems with the package FastBinaryFiles
> in Mathematica on a Windows NT 4.0 platform. It appeared
> that the installation went ok; but, I do not believe that it is being used.
> That is, BinaryFiles, as supplied with Mathematica is still being
> used.
> Mathematica was installed in
> MLINK32.DLL  for the FastBinaryFiles package was obtained via
> My installation was as follows:
> 1. Copied MLINK32.DLL to C:\WINNT\System directory
>      (also copied it to C:\WINNT\System32)
> 2. Created a file MATHLINK.INI with the following in it:
>      [MathLinkProtocols]
>      protocol0=MLMAP`
>      copied this to E:\MATHEMATICA
>      (also copied it to C:\WINNT,  C:\ WINNT\System, and C:\WINNT\System32)
> 3. Copied BINARY30.EXE to E:\MATHEMATICA and renamed it
>      to BINARY.EXE (BINARY30.EXE was in the BINARY.ZIP
>    file -- FastBinaryFiles package).
> 4. From the Mathematica kernel, I executed
>   Install["binary",LinkMode->Launch, LinkProtocol->"filemap"]
> and I got a LinkObject back -- according to the installation
> instructions this seemed to be correct.
> 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?
>  2. How does one load FastBinaryFiles into a notebook?
>  3. How to test that FastBinaryFiles is being used?
> -- Virgil

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