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Re: Reducing memory for big data sets


Hi,

no, Mathematica use (at least) 32 bit integers and 
there is no
data type for bytes, short int or what ever.

Regards
  Jens

"Maximilian Ulbrich" <mulbrich at berkeley.edu> 
schrieb im Newsbeitrag 
news:d8e5di$gr8$1 at smc.vnet.net...
> Hi,
>
> I have a big data set of 128*128*1000 points to 
> evaluate (a series of
> images, and I plan to use 256*256*1000 as 
> well...).
> When I read the data into Mathematica from text 
> files, MemoryInUse[]
> says about 300MB are used. However, my images 
> consist of only about
> 16.000.000 data points of 1 byte or 2 bytes for 
> other data sets.
>
> Is it possible to make Mathematica reduce the 
> used memory by storing the
> data in another format maybe?
>
> Thanks,
> Max
> 



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