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Re: Clearing RAM Memory during evaluation

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  • Subject: [mg111730] Re: Clearing RAM Memory during evaluation
  • From: peter <plindsay.0 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2010 05:25:18 -0400 (EDT)

you could try
Clear["Global`*"]

On 11 August 2010 09:45, Vince Virgilio <blueschi at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Aug 10, 4:01 am, Aaron Bramson <aaronbram... at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello Everybody,
>>
>> I am parsing a large data file and naturally this is memory intensive so I
>> am breaking it into the smallest chunks possible.  But I'm still having a
>> problem with memory because I can't seem to clear up my RAM between chunks.
>> So far there is NO output except writing a csv file, and I've cleared the
>> main data-holding variable I use, and all of it is done inside a
>> module...but still when the module finishes the memory isn't cleared.
>> Quitting the kernel does clear the memory, but I can't do that in between
>> calls of this function.  Can anybody tell me what I need to change to get
>> Mathematica to clear the memory at the end of the function?
>
> Aaron,
>
> Mathematica is a bottomless pit when it comes to memory consumption.
> Sooner or later, you will hit this wall. There is no way around it,
> except to save intermediate results to file, restart the kernel(s),
> then continue the computation.
>
> Vince
>
>


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