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Re: Working with huge text files with mathematica

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg56453] Re: [mg56378] Working with huge text files with mathematica
  • From: Andrey Shevchuk <AShevchuk at Maplebank.com>
  • Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2005 01:32:54 -0400 (EDT)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

the problem seems to be a general one.

I tried to read several other big text files, but Mathematica failed.
it always returns EndOfFile!
By the way, even a short program in VBA can do that.
regards


> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Andrey Shevchuk 
To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
> Sent:	Monday, April 25, 2005 9:43 AM
> Subject:	RE: [mg56378] Working with huge text files with mathematica
> 
> And what is very interesting:
> 
> A SetStreamPosition[stream, 1] tells me that the file does not have that
> many characters !!! 
> But I can see them in the HexEdit!!
> 
> 	-----Original Message-----
> 	From:	Andrey Shevchuk 
To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
> 	Sent:	Monday, April 25, 2005 9:28 AM
> 	Subject:	RE: [mg56378] Working with huge text files with
> mathematica
> 
> 	Hi,
> 
> 	I have a double processor machine, a quite powerful one, but:
> 	the same error occurs on every other machine we tried out here.
> 
> 	And what is even more confusing :
> 	I try to read the data by small pieces as you say ( using Read (...,
> "String") or Read (..., "Byte") etc. from the stream ), actually the same
> way I created the file ( but for creating I used Write(...)).
> 
> 	The file is a product of one simulation and the problem appears at
> approx. 2 Gb. If the simulation is run shorter the problem doesn't appear.
> 
> 	Memory usage is minimal - around 15 Mb for the whole kernel, so it
> should not be the problem, it just returns EndOfFile to the Read command. 
> 
> 	I seems extremely illogical to me, since the file was created in
> Mathematica, then Mathematica should be able to read it, shouldn't it? 
> 
> 	any ideas?
> 
> 		-----Original Message-----
> 		From:	Barthelet, Luc [SMTP:lucb at ea.com]
To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
> 		Sent:	Sunday, April 24, 2005 8:39 PM
> 		To:	Andrey Shevchuk
> 		Subject:	RE: [mg56378] Working with huge text files
> with mathematica
> 
> 		Are you on a 64bit machine?
> 		Otherwise at 4GB you do not have enough memory even with
> virtual memory
> 		to read the file. It was created because it was written by
> small
> 		segments.
> 		Make sure you only try to read it small chunks at a time.
> 
> 		-----Original Message-----
> 		From: Andrey Shevchuk [mailto:AShevchuk at Maplebank.com] 
To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
> 		Sent: Saturday, April 23, 2005 7:16 AM
> 		Subject: [mg56453] [mg56378] Working with huge text files with
> mathematica
> 
> 
> 		Hi Everybody,
> 
> 		I face a problem when try to read in a huge data file with
> my
> 		Mathematica5.1
> 
> 		The file is approx. 4Gb large and was created by another
> Mathematica
> 		application (So, I think Mathematica should be able to
> handle it). 
> 
> 		Now, if I try to use Read on a stream from this file and it
> returns
> 		EndOfFile and nothing else!
> 		I checked the file with the HexEdit (an editor for huge
> files) and it is
> 		not
> 		corrupt and has actually the data I need.
> 
> 		A similar file (from the same application) but 1Gb works
> perfectly.
> 		Any ideas?
> 
> 		Does Mathematica have an internal limit for the file size
> (and if yes,
> 		can
> 		one somehow override this option) ?
> 
> 		I would appreciate any feedback!
> 


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