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Re: freeing memory used by Import[]

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  • Subject: [mg102064] Re: freeing memory used by Import[]
  • From: relishguy <rogerw at>
  • Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2009 02:05:25 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <h4h21g$id4$>

Well, the news from WRI says that the kernel just leaks! :-(

The only suggestion was Quit[].

I sure hope they are working to fix this at some point early in the V7
cycle. Normally in a shipping product you charge for, if it does not
work, then disable it! At least this appear to be mainly for DEM


Roger Williams
Franklin Laboratory

On Jul 26, 12:53 am, divisor <congruentialumina... at> wrote:
> Hello MathGroup:
> Somehow running the following command a few times depletes all of the
> free memory of this machine (as reported by Task Manager). The command
> draws 3 graphics of Chicago in random color schemes:
> q = {#, Import["e:\\chicago-e.gz"
>       , ColorFunction -> #
>       ]} & /@ (ColorData["Gradients"][[#]] & /@
>      Table[RandomInteger@Length@ColorData["Gradients"], {3}]) //
>   TableForm
> Even Clear@q and Remove@q do not reduce the memory usage.
> After about 3 iterations I must restart Mathematica V7.0.1 or the 1GB XP
> becomes unusable (even for browsing).
> Is there a way to release the memory used by Import[] after the
> graphic is generated?
> Any help is greatly appreciated.
> Regards..
> Roger Williams
> Franklin Laboratory

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