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Re: memory issue

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  • Subject: [mg130592] Re: memory issue
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at>
  • Date: Thu, 25 Apr 2013 02:50:43 -0400 (EDT)
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There should be no reason why, by default, "all the equations" are being 
evaluated when you open the notebook. Unless either you've made them all 
Initialization cells or else you're talking about Dynamic objects 
(which, as I understand things, are not actually updated unless they're 
visible in the window).

In any case, it seems like a very bad idea to construct a book that long 
from a single notebook. Better is to divide it into one notebook per 
chapter, say, and then to have a master notebook with a table of 
contents having links to the individual notebooks. Likewise, internal 
hyperlinks from one chapter to another should be structured so as to 
point to the various notebooks involved.

On Apr 24, 2013, at 7:03 AM, J and B <noslowski at> wrote:

> When I load in my book that I am writing, I run out of memory and my CPU is
> maxed out.  The book so far is over 300 pages and has many equations.
> Mathematica freezes on me.  Is there any way that I can stop Mathematica
> from evaluating all of the equations in the book when I open the book to
> work on it? 

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