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Looking for info on making recursions eat less stack.

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  • Subject: [mg11150] Looking for info on making recursions eat less stack.
  • From: "Barthelet, Luc" <>
  • Date: Mon, 23 Feb 1998 21:41:09 -0500

under Win95 with 128 Mb of RAM

I have some Mathematica code that use a function recursively. at a depth
of about 500, the kernel dies. ( I raised $RecursionLimit). I am
currently assuming that it is because I eat up too much stack.

Is there any info about what to do to get a recusive function to consume
less stack?

I kept the number of local variable to a minimum. the ByteCount of the
local variables plus the parameters of the function is 2736 (which is
quite a bit).
Still I should be able to go to deeper than 500.

Also $RecursionLimit warning message does not match the actual deph, but
seems to be about 4 times deeper than my function. Does that make


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