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Re: Re: Slow performance on OS X?
I'm using Mathematica 5.1.1 on OS X 10.4 (just installed), and see no problems such as you described. I don't recall seeing any slowdowns with 10.3.x either. The app takes longer than some others to load, but nowhere near as long as you report. I'm using a 17 inch G4 PowerBook. george On 30 Apr, 2005, at 1:27 AM, Kenneth Bowman wrote: > In article <d4so1c$abo$1 at smc.vnet.net>, "ragfield" > <ragfield at gmail.com> wrote: > > >>> 2.5 GHz, dual-processor G5 with 2 GB of RAM and OS X 10.3.9 >>> >> >> I have the exact same machine you describe and I have never seen >> problems like this (at least 5.0 & 5.1, I don't have 4.1.5 or 4.2 >> handy). Try quitting & moving your ~/Library/Mathematica folder to >> your desktop to see if the problem still happens. >> > > Thanks for the suggestion, but that didn't help. > > >> Look at the CPU usage with the 'top' command or >> /Applications/Utilities/ActivityMonitor.app. Does Mathematica use >> excessive amounts of CPU time? >> > > No. CPU usage remains minimal. It takes 45-60 seconds for > Mathematica to > start, during which time Activity Monitor frequently shows the > process as > "hung". Opening a short, 3-line Mathematica file takes about 20 > seconds. > This is on a nearly new system. I don't have slow-downs with any > other apps. > > Ken Bowman > >