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Re: FastBinaryFiles again...

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg18920] Re: [mg18891] FastBinaryFiles again...
  • From: John Fultz <jfultz at wolfram.com>
  • Date: Tue, 27 Jul 1999 22:17:24 -0400
  • Organization: Wolfram Research, Inc.
  • References: <199907250730.DAA02107@smc.vnet.net.>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

These instructions don't appear anywhere in the
instructions for the current version of FastBinaryFiles,
which is at:

http://mathsource.wolfram.com/Content/Enhancements/MathLink/0206-783

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

Sincerely,

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

Virgil Stokes wrote:
> 
> I have been having problems with the package FastBinaryFiles
> in Mathematica 3.0.1.1x 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
> 
>     E:\MATHEMATICA
> 
> MLINK32.DLL  for the FastBinaryFiles package was obtained via
> 
>  ftp://ftp.wolfram.com/pub/outgoing/Support/PackageFixes/mlcanon.zip
> 
> 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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