[CM] working with large data sets

Lynn Artas artaslynn at gmail.com
Mon Sep 12 07:04:50 PDT 2016

Thanks for the tips. I'll start with emacs. Can anyone recommend a favorite
emacs for mac? I know Rick is/was a fan of Aquamacs.

On Mon, Sep 12, 2016 at 6:00 AM, <bil at ccrma.stanford.edu> wrote:

> with huge data its possible may run out of heap space
> Not s7's heap -- it grows as needed.  You might run out
> of RAM, but 24000 cells is just a megabyte worst case
> and won't normally even trigger a GC.  If s7 by itself
> dies, send me the data file.  (I routinely work with
> millions of data points, so something else has to be
> the culprit -- I edit 1GByte data files in emacs).
> On editing out special chars, you can use s7 to do that,
> control-p is 16, control-m 13 etc.  If possible, run
> your test in a debugger (gdb in Linux/Mac) and send
> me a stacktrace.
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