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Re: v.7.0 issues

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  • Subject: [mg93827] Re: v.7.0 issues
  • From: "Nasser Abbasi" <nma at>
  • Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2008 07:21:48 -0500 (EST)
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  • Reply-to: "Nasser Abbasi" <nma at>

"Szabolcs Horvát" <szhorvat at> wrote in message 
news:492D2F27.5060506 at
> Nasser Abbasi wrote:
>> One interesting thing that I noticed about it, is that, on Windows XP, 
>> the size of the image (the .exe) is 478,662,656 bytes, while version 6.0 
>> had a size of 476,127,232 bytes. This means the increase in image size 
>> (on the same platform) was only 0.5%, yet the number of Mathematica 
>> functions in 6.0 was ~2100 while in version 7.0 was ~2550, which is an 
>> increase of ~17%.
>> This means some major rewriting must have occurred to be able to add 17% 
>> more functions than before while keeping the size of the image about the 
>> same.

> Are you referring to the installer size?  The size of that depends 
> significantly on the compression technique used.  Furthermore, most of the 
> space is not taken up by executable code, but things like documentation 
> and other support files.


It is the size of the .EXE on windows, which contains everything. It is the 
file that is downloaded from WRI website when buying on-line.  I guess this 
is the installer .exe, yes.  But I know of no other way to get an idea of 
the size of Mathematica. It would be nice to know the number of source lines 
in Version 7, just for Mathematica itself.


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