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Re: Huge memory consumption of GIF.exe

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  • Subject: [mg97090] Re: Huge memory consumption of GIF.exe
  • From: dh <dh at>
  • Date: Thu, 5 Mar 2009 04:53:32 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <golqv7$qb4$>


what is GIF.exe?

Anyway, it seems to be an external program that has nothing to do with 



andreas.kohlmajer at wrote:

> Hello!


> I have difficulties with high memory consumption of GIF.exe. I need to

> statistically evaluate a few million SQL-recordsets (grouped by a few

> thousand batches). After calculating the data, I also create some

> little GIF-images as a visual aid. So far, I have generated approx.

> 2000 images using Export[..., "...GIF"] (average image size approx.

> 120 kB) and GIF.exe now consumes approx. 1 GB of RAM. The Mathematica

> code is a loop (using some Block constructs); all intermediate

> variables are cleared (using Clear[...]) at the end of the loop.


> It seems, that GIF.exe does not deallocate the used memory. Is there

> any way to deallocate the memory used by GIF.exe? The Mathematica

> front end has crashed after 4 hours and I still need to evaluate a few

> hundred batches.


> Thanks for any help!


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