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Re: Mathematica 8 - kernel hangs

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  • Subject: [mg124817] Re: Mathematica 8 - kernel hangs
  • From: David Bailey <dave at>
  • Date: Wed, 8 Feb 2012 05:29:47 -0500 (EST)
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On 05/02/2012 11:05, Tim Haynes wrote:
> Hello All -
> I'm experienced user of Mathematica since the early 90s
> I'm using Mathematica 8 Home Edition and find the kernel is hanging
> way more frequently than I've ever seen before. I have Mathematica 7
> (professional version) installed at my job and the same notebooks that
> hang in my Home Edition work fine in Mathematica 7.
> Anyone else having this issue with version 6 Home Edition?
> Anyone know if this could be related to the parallel kernels or new
> "Dynamic Evaluation" ?
> I've played around with some of the kernel params but kind find any
> "smoking gun".
> Thanks !
> ~Tim
Since nobody has come up with a specific suggestion, and I take it you 
can't isolate it to a specific piece of code, I would run a memory check 
on your machine.

The rationale for this, is that physical memory is used by the paging 
system a block at a time, and if you have a flawed piece of memory, it 
may not show until something large is loaded. At that point, it depends 
very much what gets loaded at that point.

I don't think the home edition is actually different from the regular 
version - only the license is different.

David Bailey

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