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Memory issue in Mathematica 5.1 (Windows XP)

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  • Subject: [mg75019] Memory issue in Mathematica 5.1 (Windows XP)
  • From: "nbm" <neeleshbmehta at>
  • Date: Sat, 14 Apr 2007 01:10:02 -0400 (EDT)


A memory leak problem.

I am running the following code on Mathematica 5.1 on a Windows XP

I find that the memory in use increases everytime the following
function is run. I don't understand why. Can anyone kindly explain?

This function is part of a larger program. I am basically running into
a memory used up problem after I run several iterations in the large
program. I suspect the above memory leak to be the cause of the
problem. Hence, this request.

Sorry for the uncommented code. (Expon is an array that is fed to

Module[ {f,N,i,L,temp,temp1,j,k,Exponents},
	(* Print["PdfSumExp"]; *)
	(* Print[MemoryInUse[]]; *)

	Exponents = Sort[Expon];
	N = Length[Exponents];
	L = Range[N];
	For[i=1, i<N, i++, (
		If[Exponents[[i]]==Exponents[[i+1]], Print["equal exponents"]];
	temp = 1;
	For[i=1, i<=N, i++, (
		L[[i]] = 1/Exponents[[i]];
		temp = temp*L[[i]];
	) ];
	f = 0;
	For[j=1, j<=N, j++, (
		temp1 = 1;
		For[k=1, k<=N, k++, (
			If[k ==j, Continue[]];
			temp1 = temp1*(L[[k]]-L[[j]]) ;
		f = f + Exp[-L[[j]]*x]/temp1;
	f = temp * f;

	Clear[Exponents,N]; (* nbm *)

	(* Print[MemoryInUse[]]; *)




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