Re: Is Mathematica v8 slower than v7 ?
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- Subject: [mg126567] Re: Is Mathematica v8 slower than v7 ?
- From: Rodrigo AP <digorna at gmail.com>
- Date: Sat, 19 May 2012 05:46:57 -0400 (EDT)
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I have a personal experience: the command Factor is much more slow in Mathematica 7.0 than in Mathematica 5.2. The difference reaches 10x! 2012/5/18, perplexed <yudumbo at gmail.com>: > On May 16, 10:27 am, David Bailey <d... at removedbailey.co.uk> wrote: > >> I don't think there is much point comparing the speed of symbolic >> calculations from version to version, because later versions may contain >> extra rigorous checks - this is certainly the case with certain symbolic >> definite integrals. > > On the contrary, I believe there is a very strong point, at least for > me. > > Mathematica, of which I'm a great fan, has a lot of functions > in different fields. > > Assume that I'm mainly interested in, say, elementary number theory, > while I never use statistics or differential equations (or Wolfram > Alpha...). > > Then, if none of the new features of v8 have an impact on what I do, > and on the contrary the functions I use more often are slightly > slower, > then I should think twice about upgrading from v7 to v8. > > -- Rodrigo