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how to quickly read a >10MB big file

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  • Subject: [mg72807] how to quickly read a >10MB big file
  • From: "P.Wholey" <p.wholey at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 20 Jan 2007 03:44:48 -0500 (EST)

Hello, Friends:
It is a file which has nearly 100,000 data lines. The file size is
>10MB. Using mathematica 5, it takes over 30 mins to read the data in; but using fortran, it takes only several secs. Does anyone has a good idea to read such a file quickly. Many thanks for any help in advance!


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