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Re: Large Files

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  • Subject: [mg33074] Re: Large Files
  • From: bghiggins at (Brian Higgins)
  • Date: Fri, 1 Mar 2002 06:51:25 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <a5hteg$hsn$>
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Simply increase the memory allocation for the Kernel and if needed the
memory for Front End. On a Mac highlight the kernel icon and then type
Control i, and then select the memory option in the dialog panel . I
guess the same principle applies for a PC or Unix system....



Erich Mueller <emueller at> wrote in message news:<a5hteg$hsn$1 at>...
> I performed a rather large calculation, and saved the results in a file
> using the construction
>   Save["myfile.m",result]
> This file is about 1 gigabyte.
> Today I wanted to do some extra analysis of the results, so I started a
> new notebook and typed
>   << myfile.m
> The kernel choked on this and I receive a message:
>   No more memory available.
>   Mathematica kernel has shut down.
>   Try quitting other applications and then retry.
> Any advice on how to access all of this nice saved data?  I can always
> rerun my calculation, and save the results in more managable chunks, but
> it is rather inconvenient, and will take up a couple of days.
> I am running Mathematica version 4.1 on windows 98:  pentium 3-500 with
> 320 megs of ram.
> Erich

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