> Trevor Jenkins: Sorry I forgot to mention the size it was in words,
> 1.9million words. I also thought that large amount of data is the
Oh okay. So roughly around 8Mb to 12Mb based on an average (English) word length of say 6 characters. I ran my pipe of filters across the Jane Austen texts including the juvenalia (which came to about 11Mb); no problem at all other than that all the words were stuffed into one result file. On a MacBook Pro with Intel Dual Core processor it took a matter of seconds to create the (2.5Mb) result file.
Personally I don't consider 1.9million words to be large. I once had a junior programmer who managed to stuff an 8Mb sentence into one record.
<>< Re: deemed!