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Mac OS X hard disk space used up by virtual memory

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  • From: Greg Colbourn <gcolbourn at>
  • Date: Fri, 15 Jan 2010 03:17:00 -0500 (EST)

I'm using Mathematica 7 on Mac OS 10.6. I'm finding that when I'm reading in netcdf files and then outputting gifs created from the data, my hard drive space gets rapidly consumed (presumably by virtual memory), to the point where all 20GB of free space is consumed and Mathematica crashes. This happens after only a couple of 100 gif files of approx. 1MB each are created. Arrays containing the data are constantly overwritten in Do loops.
I've tried Clear[] for the various data containing arrays at each iteration of the loop. And I've also tried $HistoryLength=0, each to no avail. Has anyone else seen anything similar?
Greg Colbourn 		 	   		 

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