I am about to try to bring a database of text and links from HyperCard on the Macintosh into Mathematica. One file has 16,000 text elements (called cards in HyperCard) taking up 75 megaBytes, another has 22,000.
I have Mathematica 10. Should I upgrade to Mathematica 12?
I'm interested in the Community's opinion
Importing the data into Mathematica 10 or 12 should be no problem if it has a consistent format. The question is what do you plan to do with it after you import it.
The data has a very consistent format -- this is the data (and metadata) of two of the 16,000 cards. It also has button links to other types of hypercard data (e.g. glossary, index). I plan to get all that into a series of mathematica notebooke and then continue reading the literature and taking notes on it, linking it to what is already present. That's what I used hypercard for, but it is only supported on machines that Apple doesn't make any more (something to do with memory management)
Thanks for responding
"Total Number of Cards = 2
Begin card \"X1766697\"
card id 1897041
Nature vol. 316 p 457 - 460 '85
\"Choroid plexus tumors\"
\"SV40 -- moreInfo\"
Transgenic mice with SV40 early genes die of choroid plexus \
papillomas at age 3 -5 months. Elevated SV40 T antigen and SV40 mRNA \
are present in affected tissues. If the SV40 enhancer region is \
deleted, there is peripheral neuropathy rather than choroid plexus \
tumors, and there are liver and pancreatic tumors as well.End card \"X1766697\"
Begin card \"X1773629\"
card id 1903962
Nature vol. 316 pp 596 - 605 '85
Good evidence exists that by changing one face of one alpha \
helix, you can alter the specificity of DNA binding proteins (lambda \
repressor, cro repressor, P22 activator). Crystal structures of the \
models show that this helix lies in the major dense groove of the DNA \
binding site. The other 3.5 alpha helices of the repressors remain \
unchanged. One face of the helix barrel is enough.
End card \"X1773629\" "