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Re: Huge memory consumption of GIF.exe

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  • Subject: [mg97125] Re: Huge memory consumption of GIF.exe
  • From: andreas.kohlmajer at
  • Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2009 04:22:43 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <golqv7$qb4$> <goo7ej$sbe$>


e.g., please see

GIF.exe is the compiled mathlink exe Mathematica uses to export an
image as GIF; it is one of the Mathematica system binaries folder.

Best regards, Andreas

On 5 Mrz., 10:53, dh <d... at> wrote:
> Hi,
> what isGIF.exe?
> Anyway, it seems to be an external program that has nothing to do with
> mathematica.
> Daniel
> andreas.kohlma... at wrote:
> > Hello!
> > I have difficulties with high memory consumption ofGIF.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) andGIF.exenow 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, thatGIF.exedoes not deallocate the used memory. Is there
> > any way to deallocate the memory used byGIF.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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