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Windows possible memory leak

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  • Subject: [mg120612] Windows possible memory leak
  • From: "McHale, Paul" <Paul.McHale at>
  • Date: Sun, 31 Jul 2011 07:24:56 -0400 (EDT)
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I wanted to compare rules based processing performance to Table[] based processing performance.  The following code section assumes the data was read in and certain variables are set.  I executed the same code about 10 times in a row to get the output formatted and the comments/coding the way I wanted to leave it.  I don't believe this code creates more data every time it is executed.  I could be wrong.  I believe the first time it is run, variables are created.  Each subsequent run overwrites the variables.

How do I end up with the "Out of memory" error?  I should be able to "Shift-Enter" this all day long.  I didn't lose anything.  I just needed to reload certain data.  It isn't just this code.  It has happened many times before on other code.  If I am doing something wrong, let me know so I can mend my ways :)  Otherwise, I am inclined to believe there is some memory management (or setting?) issue.  Running the same code over and over again should yield the same results (memory wise ;) )

(*  Perform rule based processing  *)
mListRule=InData /. {AA_,BB_,CC_,DD_,EE_,FF_} -> {
"Rule based processing time: "<> ToString @ DateDifference[RuleStartTime,RuleStopTime,"Second"]

(*  Perform Table[] based processing  *)
"Table based processing time: "<> ToString @ DateDifference[TableStartTime,TableStopTime,"Second"]

(* Compare the two results *)
"Comnparing the two results mListRule ==  mData -> " <> ToString @ (mListRule==  mData)

Rule based processing time: {3.01541, Second}
Table based processing time: {1.29678, Second}
Comnparing the two results mListRule ==  mData -> True


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