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Re: Slow graphics


  • To: mathgroup@smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg10325] Re: Slow graphics
  • From: Paul Abbott <paul@physics.uwa.edu.au>
  • Date: Thu, 8 Jan 1998 23:40:49 -0500
  • Organization: University of Western Australia
  • References: <67t7pr$f08@smc.vnet.net> <68k6nr$h2g$1@dragonfly.wolfram.com>

Al Hibbard wrote:

> Before calling these graphics, evaluate $FormatType = InputForm (default
> is StandardForm, which takes longer - I presume that you have text in
> your graphics?).

I can see no speed difference if there is no text in the graphics:

In[1]:= pts=Table[Random[],{10000},{2}];

In[2]:=
Block[{$FormatType=InputForm},Show[Graphics[{Line[pts]}]]];//Timing//First
Out[2]= 0.16 Second

In[3]:= $FormatType
Out[3]= StandardForm

In[4]:= Show[Graphics[{ Line[pts]}]];//Timing//First Out[4]= 0.16 Second

Cheers,
	Paul 
 
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