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Re: memory release problem in mathematica6.0

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  • Subject: [mg83212] Re: memory release problem in mathematica6.0
  • From: Yaroslav Bulatov <yaroslavvb at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2007 05:35:55 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <fhegac$m08$1@smc.vnet.net>

I confirm this behavior. The following line works the first few times,
but the memory isn't released with "Clear[A]" and after a few times
kernel quits with "out of memory" message

A = RandomInteger[{1}, 100000000]; Clear[A]

On Nov 14, 1:49 am, jack <giaber... at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> When i define large data structures, for example an array  "A" of
> million  of elements that occupy some  hundreds of MB of physical
> memory,when i clear it, with Clear[A] memory isn' t released by
> operating system. I' ve tried both on windows and linux.
> The result of MemoryInUse[] command of mathematica but the physical
> memory reported by the system monitor isn't released.
> I' ve tried also ClearSystemCache[] but with no result.
> Am i missing something?
>
> Thanks!




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