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Re: Front End Memory usage while exporting many graphics

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg55737] Re: Front End Memory usage while exporting many graphics
  • From: "Gustavo Delfino" <gdelfino at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 5 Apr 2005 03:20:57 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <d2qjdk$p1n$1@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

> Just a question: does it work if you only export ten plots?

Yes


> Whether displayed or not, the information needed to display the plot
> is still in memory. Every time through the loop another plot is
> created and more memory used.

But why front end memory? After all I can generate the plots from the
kernel directly, but then I get font issues. BTW, I am creating
different plots, my previous code is just an example.


> (a) there is the Utilties`MemoryConserve` package.  You might
> consider trying to reclaim some memory at the end of each loop.

My understanding is that Utilties`MemoryConserve` helps with MathKernel
memory, not the Front End memory.


> (b) run through until the front end crashes, then simply restart the
> loop from the last variable.  Yes, it is crude and inefficient, but
> it does get results.

Yes, that is what I have been doing. It is a pain.


> (c) is your loop as efficient as it can be?  Shifting loop
> invariants outside is a start.

How do you make a loop front end memory efficient besides by using
DisplayFunction->Identity?


> (d) and (e)

The Mathematica Front End crashes when it is using about 1.6 GB or RAM. And I
have 4.5 Gb of RAM. So buying more RAM or closing application will not
help much.

Thank you Chris, Bill and David for your help.

Regards,

Gusatvo Delfino


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