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Re: FullSimplify Hang?

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  • Subject: [mg62213] Re: [mg62184] FullSimplify Hang?
  • From: Renan <renan.birck at>
  • Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2005 04:16:13 -0500 (EST)
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On 11/14/05, Igor Touzov <igor at> wrote:
> I run FullSimplify on expression with LeafCount of 89281. It runs for 80
> hours already , and I have no idea if it ever going to complete.
> Is there any way to estimate its progress % ?

I would like also to see this feature in Mathematica.
Sometimes, it is rather annoying to not have an "estimated time", esp.
considering that many other software give at least a progress bar.

> It is possible it just in some king of dead loop?

I don't think so; I believe the Mathematica kernel is smart enough to
detect this.

> It would be nice for Mathematica to have ability to indicate current
> progress or possibility to interrupt current simplification and obtain
> intermediate result.

Thanks/obrigado, Renan "Wishmaster" Birck - Canoas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil
MSN: wizard_of_yendor at

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