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Re: Slow Version 4 Front End

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  • Subject: [mg18827] Re: Slow Version 4 Front End
  • From: king at (Nigel King)
  • Date: Thu, 22 Jul 1999 08:19:38 -0400
  • Organization: Consultant
  • References: <7mp3gt$> <7n11ua$>
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Peter Breitfeld <phbrf at> wrote:

> Bob Stagat <stagat at> schrieb:
> > I'm using Mathematica 4 on a PowerMac. When I was using version 3, 
if I
> > evaluated a cell that contained a very simple expression -- 2+2, 
say --
> > it would evaluate very quickly -- in some fraction of a second. 
> > measured in CPU time, as evaluated by the kernel's Timing[] function, 
> > in wall clock time, as evaluated by the Front End's "ShowTiming" 
> [*** snipp ***]
> On my computer, ppro200, linux, Mathematica 4.0  timing for 2+2 is 0.01s, 
> by Timing and ShowTiming
On my PowerMac Mathematica 4.0 the calculation is usually instant. Infact that was a
problem I had with version 3 not all the time but sometimes. There seemed to be the
MacOS getting in the way somewhere.
Nigel King
> Es gruesst  Peter

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