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Re: memory

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  • Subject: [mg14444] Re: memory
  • From: "Dale Horton" <daleh>
  • Date: Wed, 21 Oct 1998 03:32:40 -0400
  • Organization: Wolfram Research, Inc.
  • References: <6vf4c4$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

In Windows, memory management is handled by the OS.

When manipulating large expressions, it may help to suppress the output
with a semicolon.

Many expressions take much more memory to display in the front end than
to hold in the kernel.


Tatyana Polenova wrote in message <6vf4c4$den at>...
>I am running Mathematica 3.0.1 on a PC (Windows 95). Is it possible to
>allocate additional memory for the front end and the kernel? How can I
>do that?
>Another question I would like to ask has to do with large files. I have
>a huge data file (text) whose entries I would like to read and use as
>input to a program. The file is 100 Mb large. Usually I use the
>ReadList command. It appears that the file is too large for the front
>end to be handled. Do you have any suggestions as to what would be the
>most efficient way to handle huge files like that?
>thank you very much for your help
>Tatyana Polenova

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