Re: Setting and Unsetting values, memory usage problems.

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg79682] Re: Setting and Unsetting values, memory usage problems.*From*: Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska at informatik.uni-leipzig.de>*Date*: Wed, 1 Aug 2007 05:16:06 -0400 (EDT)*Organization*: Uni Leipzig*References*: <f8n1sl$k1d$1@smc.vnet.net>*Reply-to*: kuska at informatik.uni-leipzig.de

Hi, what mean "store the last 4-5", because I have no idea in what order you address the arguments. The code to remove *all* the stored values would be ClearDynamicDefinitions[ f_Symbol] := (DownValues[f] = Complement[DownValues[f], Select[DownValues[f], FreeQ[First[#], Pattern] &]]) It may be, that it is easyer to remove all stored values after 50 or 60 calls of the function f .. Regards Jens Lyle Gordon wrote: > I have a function defined like this > > f[a_, b_] := f[a,b] = the function f (returns an interpolating > function) > > f2[a_, b_, c_] := f[a,b] /.t -> c > > I use this to store each solution of the function f[a,b] so that I can > then evaluate it at each time point (f2[a,b,c]) for the specific a & b > without re-evaluating the entire thing (f[a,b]) for each time point. > The problem is that each interpolating function is very large in > memory and the function gets called for many different pairs of a & b > and eventually I run out of memory before the code completes (I have > 4gigs). The thing is I don't need to store more than the few most > recent values of f[a,b], however not storing any makes the code too > slow to be usable as f has to be evaluated for everytime point (8000 > points). I was wondering if there is a way to code the function to > only store the last 4-5 values of f[a,b] or even just the most recent > one. > > Hopefully this makes sense and someone can help. > > Thanks, > Lyle Gordon > >