Top Ten Data Crunching Tips and Tricks
Subject:   Data crunching? Crunching? Naw...
Date:   2005-06-22 05:46:02
From:   GregWilson
Response to: Data crunching? Crunching? Naw...

I'm sorry you think I'm not crunching "anything close to data" here. I routinely use these techniques to do one-time reformatting of gigabyte (and larger) scientific data sets. That may no longer be as impressive as it once was (I can still remember the first time I saw a file that was more than a megabyte long ;-), but as I say a couple of times in the book, my focus is on the things you can do in a few minutes to handle everyday tasks, not on what you'd do to run Google or American Express.