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Mathematica 7.0 slow on OS X

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  • Subject: [mg93713] Mathematica 7.0 slow on OS X
  • From: "Matthias Gottschalk" <mgott at>
  • Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2008 04:10:40 -0500 (EST)

I just tried Mathematica 7.0

In comparison to Mathematica 6.0.3, 7.0 seems to be by 
factor of 2 slower under OS X.
When I run the "Mathematica Benchmark Test Mathematica 6.0" from 
Karl UnterKofler I get for

Mathematica 6.0.3: Benchmark = 0.97038

and for

Mathematica 7.0: Benchmark = 0.471266

The numbers obtained by Mathematica#s own 
BenchmarkReport[] are comparable, however: 1.88 vs. 1.91.

If 7.0 is really so much slower on a Mac as indicated by 
the UnterKofler test, then is hardly good news.

So, what is your experience?


(numbers were generated on a MacBook Pro 2.2 GHz Intel 
Core 2 Duo, OS X 10.5.5)

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