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Re: convert txt to binary file

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  • Subject: [mg108856] Re: convert txt to binary file
  • From: David Bailey <dave at>
  • Date: Sun, 4 Apr 2010 07:45:22 -0400 (EDT)
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jihane wrote:
> Hello all, 
> I have a 4Gb txt file and it is not possible to work with that because it is huge. Does someone knows how to convert an ascii file to a binary file using mathematica? I have a collegue that does it with another system but I can't find out how to do that. I searched a lot without sucess.
> Your help would be extremelly appreciated.
> Thank you!
I think it would help if you told us a lot more about the format of that 
txt file, including perhaps a sample - but not the whole 4Gb :)

Manipulating that much data in one go may still be tricky, unless you 
move to a 64-bit system with plenty of memory.

David Bailey

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