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Re: Caching of values and delayed sets

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  • Subject: [mg39715] Re: Caching of values and delayed sets
  • From: Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska at>
  • Date: Mon, 3 Mar 2003 23:48:44 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: Universitaet Leipzig
  • References: <b3pgdu$7hr$>
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  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at


and you never had the idea to write out the 
dependence and to use Mathematica's dynamic
programming feature with:


How ever as long you have no explicit dependence
Mathematica can't store the argument lists for you.


Nafod40 wrote:
> Hola Amigos,
> I have a variable A that depends via a delayed set on variables B1
> through B1000 that each depend via delayed set on variable C and other
> a mixture of the other B's, which delayed set depends on some slow to
> calculate function C:= slow[ ]. If you explode out the tree view of A
> symbolically, the variable C might appear 5000 times in a messy
> acyclic dependency graph.
> How do I inject some smarts, so that, when asking for the value of A,
> I only evaluate C:=slow[ ] once, and cache it and use the cached value
> for every other time that I need C?

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