I ran following script on GNU Octave, version 6.2.0:
A = rand(1000, 1000);
B = load(‘A.txt’);
And got following results:
Elapsed time is 0.010767 seconds.
Elapsed time is 1.90084 seconds.
Elapsed time is 19.3035 seconds.
Elapsed time is 0.011447 seconds.
Elapsed time is 0.636885 seconds.
Elapsed time is 0.873379 seconds.
So, on Windows load function is more than 20 times slower than on Linux (20 seconds vs. 1 second).
Сan anyone please confirm these results and explain what this delay may be related with? (and can this delay be significantly reduced?)