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Re: Mathematica Patches or Incremental Updates

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  • Subject: [mg132122] Re: Mathematica Patches or Incremental Updates
  • From: Szabolcs HorvÃt <szhorvat at gmail.com>
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On 2013-12-8, 4:42 , amzoti wrote:
> Does Mathematica publish incremental bug fix patches or incremental updates?
>
> When I leave Mathematica running over days, it tends to become more unstable and eventually freezes up and shutting it down is the only way to get it back (I cannot tell you how annoying that is, especially in the middle of a calculation).
>
> Are there patches somewhere?
>
> Are there periodic updates?
>
> If so, how/where do you get them?
>
> Note: I purchased V9 in Jan  '13.
>

The latest version is 9.0.1.  You can evaluate

In[1]:= {$VersionNumber, $ReleaseNumber}
Out[1]= {9., 1}

to find out which version you have.

That said, the reason why it becomes slow may be the code you are 
running yourself.  Perhaps memory doesn't get freed.  Take a look here: 
http://stackoverflow.com/a/6888178/695132 and look up $HistoryLength in 
the documentation (by default all output is saved and takes up memory).

If you don't *need* to leave it running for days, then it's better to 
just not to (it wasn't really designed for that).




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