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Old 04-01-2005, 03:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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OK I just spent many hours calculating pi to 1 billion decimal places on my computer, and now...I CAN'T OPEN THE FILE!

It's a .txt, when I try to open it in Notepad it says that it's too big, when I try Wordpad it just crashes after 2 mins of a lot of hard disk access, Microsoft Word says the file is larger than 32 MB and so it can't open it. Ahh!

The file is a 1.3 GB .txt file. I have 1GB of RAM. I should be able to open it. How can I? This is frustrating!

The system specs are in my sig, although they should be OK to open it.

Thank you to anyone who can help me open this file!
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look for somthing called UltraEdit. it should allow you to work in the file.
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You should be able to open it in Fierfox/IE. Just browse to the file.
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Thank you, but I found a small program that splits a file into as many chunks of whatever size you want. That's done the job great.

And now I know the billionth digit of pi!

EDIT: I did try Firefox, but after 15 minutes of waiting for it to open it was clear that it was gonna take hours.
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humour me... whats the last number of pi to a billion digits?
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Well dude, since u wrote a program to calculate pi to a billion digits, why don't u write another program to parse through the file and select the sections you want to display? . Should be relatively easy to do. I'd say ~5 lines in C/C++.
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