Writing to notebook crash
Mon, 05/04/2020 - 06:59 am
I have a function that generates a CDL formatted text file to be used by ncgen to creat netCDFs. I do this by 'writing' the CDL in memory to a notebook.
With CDL files upto c.a. 150mb I haven't had any problem doing this but have found that there is some point at which Igor falls over either with a complete bail out (6.37 32bit, Win10), or freeze (8.04 demo 32bit, Win10).
Is there a known limit to notebook size? I know of the limitation for 65000 character paragraphs but I don't see any documentation indicating a limit on the size. Is there some other limitation like a time limit for a function to execute? It also seems to be around the point Igor reaches ~500mb of system memory though all could be coincidental.
The work arround is to write directly to file but this is a) slow b) prone to failure.
Any help appreciated!