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andresordonez

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Hi, I'm currently working on a C program where I have a huge 2d array that changes with time, so in the end, what I have is a 3d array (double 25*24000*100) in a plain text file (about 700MB). I tried to import with Mathematica7 as a "Table" but after a long time (about 15 minutes) the kernel just quit (though it didn't crashed).

So far, I've been using C to perform the main task of my program so to speak, and I use Mathematica only to visualize the results (Import, Plot, AnimateList, etc). Usually the C part takes longer than the visualization part, but now it's the other way.

Thanks!

So far, I've been using C to perform the main task of my program so to speak, and I use Mathematica only to visualize the results (Import, Plot, AnimateList, etc). Usually the C part takes longer than the visualization part, but now it's the other way.

**I would like to know if using gnuplot or matplotlib (python) is significantly faster than using mathematica for the kind of arrays I'm using.**I've used both (gnuplot and python) to make simple plots, but I would have to spend some time learning how to make animations and manipulating the plots, besides manipulating the imported arrays.Thanks!

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