>>> Hello All,
>>> I have a .file which i do some processing on,
>>> when it is all done it comes out to 10,000 lines. I check
>>> that with wc -l. When i open this file in excel(windows) it comes
>>> up with 9,987 lines. I dont understand why this is the case.
>>> I know that the correct amount should be 10,000.
>>> Anyone have some info for me please?
>>> Thanks again,
>> Spreadsheet programs sometimes (often?) have hard limits on the things
>> like the number of rows/columns/items, the number of data points in a
>> graph and the like.
> Excel's limit is 65536 rows (256 cols) per sheet, which is well above
> the 10000 lines claimed by onlineviewer.
While it's true Excel has a MAXIMUM of 65,536 rows--unless it's been
changed, it still requires the PC to have enough physical memory (RAM)
to hold all that data in memory at one time.
So my guess is that either the PC doesn't have enough memory, OR, like
the other posted said, Excel is dropping some lines when it inputs the file.