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Re: Clearing cache

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg29829] Re: Clearing cache
  • From: Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska at informatik.uni-leipzig.de>
  • Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2001 04:19:12 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Universitaet Leipzig
  • References: <9ijhoq$rhp$1@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Hi,

?Developer`ClearCache

"ClearCache[ ] clears internal caches of stored results."

Mathematica save some results for speed. You will see this 
if you call FullSimplify[] two times on a complicated expression,
the second call is usual much faster because the simplifications
are cached. ClearCache[] remove *these* results, but it leaves
the definitions of your session untouched. So, ClearCache[]
restore you Mathematica session *not* to the original state.

Regards
  Jens

Christopher Deacon wrote:
> 
> What is the difference between
> CleanSlate[] and
> Developer`ClearCache[]
> 
> as ways of clearing out all variables and restoring my Mathematica session
> to its original state?
> 
> Chris


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