Date: Tue, 1 Apr 1997 08:37:06 GMT
Reply-To: Dr Stephen K Tagg <s.k.tagg@STRATH.AC.UK>
Sender: "SPSSX(r) Discussion" <SPSSX-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From: Dr Stephen K Tagg <s.k.tagg@STRATH.AC.UK>
Organization: Dpt Marketing University Strathclyde
Subject: Re: Where is the working file?
On some old version of SPSS (pre-X) you used to be able to point the
working data file to a RAM disk. Now is that possible with Windows95?
Hekon Finne <Hakon.Finne@ifim.sintef.no> wrote in article
SPSS on DOS/Windows, versions through 6.x, keep the working data file on
disk rather than in memory. With large data files, this makes everything
go very slowly. Modern PCs regularly have much more RAM. This would
allow for keeping the working file in memory. Where does SPSS 7.5 keep
its working file - on slow disk or in fast RAM?