Re: Clearing RAM Memory during evaluation
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- Subject: [mg111760] Re: Clearing RAM Memory during evaluation
- From: Sébastien Roy <roys3d at gmail.com>
- Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2010 05:31:25 -0400 (EDT)
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On Aug 11, 4:44 am, Vince Virgilio <blues... 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 One thing that helps a lot in practice is: $HistoryLength = 0 The fact that it is set to infinity by default probably contributes to the "bottomless pit"...