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Re: Packages with data sets

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  • From: David Annetts <david.annetts at>
  • Date: Wed, 3 Apr 2013 04:12:23 -0400 (EDT)
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Hi Brentt

Two approaches spring to mind.  One is judicious use of ReadList, array 
packing & memory cleanup.  Another is through database link and a SQL 
lite database.

Other authors have apparently had success using a Java-based approach.



On 2/04/2013 15:25, Brentt wrote:
> Hi, I am writing a package which requires for its use access to a 80 mb
> data set.
> Is there a standard way to associate a package with a set of data? I
> figured out a way that involves pulling the data from dat files available
> online and parsing them into a more readily available mathematica form. But
> I'd rather be able to have the user just have the data with the package.
> What is the best way to go about this? I thought .mx files but I noticed
> the docs say that they don't work across platforms.

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