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AWK Stops Processing a Data File Randomly

AWK Stops Processing a Data File Randomly

AWK Stops Processing a Data File Randomly


I am having some problems with a single line of awk code. I have .data files and I am trying to manipulate data in one file and write it into other file. This code works in most of the .data files I have. However, it suddenly decides to stop working on some files. The line of code I am using is


awk -v t=14 -v s=1000 '{printf "%.20f\n", ($2*$2)*((1/($1**2))+(s/(t**s))*($1**(s-1)))*0.0001;}' normalized_14_1000.data > out.data 

When I process normalized_14_1000.data it start doing the calculation but suddenly stops doing what it is supposed to do and produces the following



File normalized_14_1000.data has almost 140.000 lines of data. There are no values that might cause zero-divisions. I thought maybe something is wrong with the .data file but I re-generated the file. But, I get the same thing at the same position. It is just a weird behavior. I was wondering if there is a solution to this, or, any suggestions that might cause this behavior.

Thank you very much in advance.


RE: AWK Stops Processing a Data File Randomly

It would help if you showed us the lines of source data where the problem occurs.

Have you tried just chopping a few lines out of the source data (i.e. some good ones and the ones that cause the problem) and processing them separately? Does the problem still occur in that case?

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