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Re: Problem loading file

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  • Subject: [mg98048] Re: Problem loading file
  • From: Bob F <deepyogurt at>
  • Date: Sun, 29 Mar 2009 02:42:24 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <gqkusu$498$>

Yes, I think there is a limit, and I think it is 2GB (2^31 bytes or
2147483648 bytes), so you are just over the limit. You might try using
ReadList and read some of it and process, read some more and process,
etc, like David Bailey suggests in


jacob.q.le... at wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm doing some large computations in Mathematica, and I'm having
> problems loading a data file.  I did a computation, and stored the
> output to a file ( Factor[parameters[s,t]] >> paramData.txt).  The
> file is big: 2.3 gb.  When I try to open it:
> << paramData.txt
> or
> Get["paramData.txt"]
> I get an error
> Get::noopen: Cannot open paramData.txt
> But with a smaller example:
> In[19]:= {1, 2, 3} >> testFILE
> In[21]:= << testFILE
> Out[21]= {1, 2, 3}
> everything works fine.  Any ideas what the problem is?  Is there a
> limit to the size of a file that Mathematica will load?

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