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Re: Mathematica lock-up when comsuming Win95 system resources

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  • Subject: [mg13636] Re: Mathematica lock-up when comsuming Win95 system resources
  • From: "Allan Hayes" <hay at haystack.demon.cc.uk>
  • Date: Fri, 7 Aug 1998 08:45:09 +0100
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Dwynn:

Have you tried closing just the kernel by using the menu

Kernel//Quit Kernel ...

Allan,

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L. Dwynn Lafleur wrote in message <6qbqn3$a6d at smc.vnet.net>...
>I am using Mathematica 3.0.1 under Windows 95.  Occasionally, when
>executing a cell involving a large multidimensional list, Mathematica
>will slowly consume all system resources and lock up.  No doubt, this
>is because I am making a programming error that results in Mathematica
>trying to do a ridiculously large amount of work.
>
>Since I have the system resource meter running in the tray, I can see
>the freeze coming, but all the attempts to abort the calculation fail.
>Right before the lock-up, Win95 posts a warning that 90% of its
>resources are used up, but I can't do anything about it.  The only way
>out is to Ctl-Alt-Del and shut Mathematica down.  Of course, that means
>all the work since the last notebook save is lost.
>
>Does anyone have advice on how to avoid this situation (other than being
>a better Mathematica programmer, which might eventually happen)? Of
>course, I could get into the habit of saving the notebook before each
>and every execution.  Is that the only solution?
>
>Thanks for any help.
>
>Dwynn
>
>--
>
>=========================================== L. Dwynn Lafleur
>Professor of Physics
>The University of Southwestern Louisiana Lafayette, Louisiana  (USA)
>lafleur at usl.edu
>===========================================
>



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