There are so many csv parsers/readers o the web it is hard to know a reliable one. 1. Can someone recommend a high performance, fast csv file reader/parser. 2. How much time is required for a computer to read a csv file containing say (1000 - 2000) records, convert the strings to floating point or integer and load them into variables or an array for use in a program? I am sure this depends on the language, the computer specs and the quality of code; nonetheless, give me a range of time in s or ms. 3. What can be done on the computer hardware/OS spec side to increase the performance of the csv parser code? Thank you.