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Re: Size of .mx files

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  • Subject: [mg65231] Re: Size of .mx files
  • From: Jon Harrop <usenet at>
  • Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2006 03:19:08 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <dvgsoe$9sq$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

kalymereau at wrote:
> I have also observed that redoing again the same .mx->text->.mx
> procedure from the 6.3Mb file I get a third file of the same size
> (6.3Mb) ! So the first file seems to be peculiar but I don't know why.

The original file is probably sharing data by reference, which is not so
easily done in text format (e.g. by common subexpression elimination).

Dr Jon D Harrop, Flying Frog Consultancy Ltd.

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