Questions about RAM usage, including optimizing memory use, avoiding and fixing leaks and releasing unused memory.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

22
votes
1answer
566 views

Excessive memory use by Mathematica kernel in 10.0.2 after executing simple commands

Bug introduced in 10.0 and fixed in 10.1 Warning: the code below may hang your system if you have the Suggestions Bar enabled in Mathematica < 10.1. When issuing the following simple ...
0
votes
0answers
116 views

What is the largest system of PDE you have solved with Mathematica?

I need to solve a system of partial differential equations. In the simplest case it consists of 2000 of PDE equations. In the most complex situation it consists up to 1 million of such equations. ...
5
votes
1answer
236 views

Table and memory efficiency

Consider these two types of creating matrices: Table[Table[i*j,{i,1,10}],{j,1,10}] Table[i*j,{i,1,10},{j,1,10}] I want to know if there is any difference ...
3
votes
1answer
156 views

How to know each variable used how much RAM

Is it possible to know what percentage of total used RAM by MMA is used by individual variables? I want to know how the total used RAM is distributed among different variables. ...
10
votes
2answers
689 views

Rendering thousands of points

I am trying to render an image with some 120,000 Points. Technically it's just 10,000 points, plus their reflection, plus 5 rotations of both of those sets, but I'm ...
1
vote
0answers
143 views

Fast export of large numerical data

Edit It seems that the bottelneck is not due to eigen value problem. I will esit the question soon. I have a 6000by6000 matrix which I got after some calculations. I want to get the eigenvalues and ...
2
votes
0answers
57 views

How to use nest to reduce the memory eatting of mma?

I enconter a problem about number: If we have 5+3+2=151022 9+2+4=183652 8+6+3=482466 5+4+5=202541 then 7+2+5=? It is easy to get the first two group of numbers? for the ...
0
votes
1answer
100 views

FindMinimum runs out of Memory

I have a function which runs fine when I evaluate it. However, when I try to find its optimal parameters using FindMinimum it quickly consumes all available memory ...
2
votes
2answers
55 views

Large Tuples with Negative Integers

I am trying to run a loop that cycles through the elements of Tuples[{-1,0,1},116] and terminates when a desired result is found. Unfortunately, this creates a memory problem due to 116. All of ...
15
votes
1answer
333 views

Why does this line increase the consumed memory?

Probably this is a simple question, however I really don't understand this behavior in Mathematica. It particularly leads to a memory leak in a huge program I have to do processing of 3D images. I ...
10
votes
2answers
244 views

Is there a way to control V10's undo length?

This may be a duplicate (if so I will remove this), but I was having trouble finding the relevant bit of documentation to fix it. I noticed that my FrontEnd memory ...
0
votes
1answer
96 views

How to set all the numerical values to double

Is it possible to set the accuracy of every numeric value and the result of all computations to double like in Matlab? I want Mathematica to use just 3 or 4 digits ...
1
vote
0answers
190 views

Mathematica using all available RAM [closed]

I want to fit a function with 100 parameters. When I use FindMinimum, Mathematica uses all the 24GB RAM in my PC and ultimately crashes. However, if I use ...
3
votes
0answers
133 views

Increasing MaxPoints in NDSolve results in memory issue

I am interested in increasing "MaxPoints" in NDSolve's "MethodOfLines" in attempt to increase the resolution of the plot of the solution of linearly damped wave equation with transparent boundary ...
1
vote
1answer
141 views

How smart is Solve? Figuring out what tricks I should try

I'm trying to solve a large system (~10000) of linear equations using Solve, but the process keeps failing. As-is, I don't know whether it's failing because it's using too much memory or too much time ...
2
votes
0answers
47 views

distributing definitions in an .m file and memory

I am dealing with a huge table stored in an .m file of size 4 GBs. Somehow when I call the table in .nb file it seems the memory increases not by 4 GBs but more than 10GBs (roughly checking from task ...
0
votes
1answer
135 views

How can I resolve the insufficient memory to complete the computation problem for solving function with iterated variables?

I am trying to solve for a value x in a function where the variables varies with iterations of K. Also, there is one variable called "rvsum" which is updated with a certain formula as well. I have ...
4
votes
1answer
381 views

Insert large amount of data in HSQL

I create HSQL database with one table ...
3
votes
1answer
142 views

May I restrict caching to disk when memory runs low? [duplicate]

An hour ago, I had to hard reset my laptop again because Mathematica froze the system again. When import a large file or make a mistake that produces huge arrays with complicated entries etc., I often ...
1
vote
1answer
158 views

Strange behavior of function (memory leaks)

I have some funtion: ...
4
votes
3answers
235 views

Is there something wrong with this piece of code involving Manipulate?

I am playing around with the Manipulate sentence. I think the following code is right, and actually Mathematica 9.0 doesn't return any error message, but I am ...
3
votes
0answers
160 views

Memory problem in Mathematica 10

I'm having a problem with memory. I'm doing nonliner fits of several data lists to a system of differential equations. When I evaluate the "Do" cycle the memory grows with the iteration step up to my ...
0
votes
1answer
74 views

Restarting Mathematica causes an animation to fail to run [duplicate]

I've tried animating two different sets of 3D plots. Interestingly, one plot will always work, regardless of whether I restart Mathematica, yet another plot will only work in its current Mathematica ...
3
votes
1answer
67 views

Manipulate inside a function definition slows down when passed a large data set

I'm working with large data sets (>1gb) which I'm visualizing with Manipulate[]. The following example works fine for me with no additional memory overhead: ...
22
votes
3answers
844 views

DeleteDuplicatesBy is not performing as I'd hoped. Am I missing something?

Déjà vu: a new-in-v10 function should provide a better solution to an old problem, but my enthusiasm is curbed when I run timings. This time the function is ...
5
votes
1answer
249 views

Using cursors with result sets to reduce memory usage

I have a database table with 900,000 rows and 80 columns per row which I'd like to work with in mathematica. My computations are isolated to each row, so I'd like to stream only a single row (or small ...
4
votes
0answers
77 views

Possible JLink memory leak (during) object creation

Using MMA 9.0.1 on win7-64. When creating a large number of java objects I noticed memory being consumed in huge quantities (several Gb). This memory is returned/deallocated after my call ...
0
votes
0answers
66 views

Using less memory to store and manipulate specific types

Is there a simple way to use Integer types (in particular, a table of Integer types) that require only 4 or 8 bytes (reps. 32 and 64 bits) representation? It seems that integers in Mathematica have a ...
26
votes
3answers
1k views

Smooth Peter de Jong attractor

Today I was playing with Peter de Jong attractor. At the bottom of the page I've linked there are beautiful examples like: My attempts are not so great: It is around 10^5 points. For more than ...
1
vote
2answers
110 views

Clearing arguments passed to a Module

Is there a possible way to clear the arguments passed to a module to release some memory. I believe that arguments passed to modules are passed by value rather than pass by reference. e.g. I have the ...
4
votes
0answers
228 views

Module in numerical model for NonlinearModelFit is slow and leaks memory

I am trying to make a NonlinearModelFit where the model is the result of a numerical calculation. My code works, but it is very slow and also seems to have a memory ...
8
votes
2answers
245 views

How can I tell how much memory is taken by an expression?

ByteCount and LeafCount don't really work, as shown below. Mathematica 9.0 on a 32-bit Windows machine: ...
7
votes
3answers
704 views

How to fix this memory leak

I am using halirutan's code in this thread to unflatten a list. It works very well but the problem is that the Module's local function f is not deleted when the ...
1
vote
1answer
75 views

Write memory usage to file in script

Is there a way to write the MemoryInUse into a file once a minute? In this Debugging memory leaks question there is a neat dynamic diagram showing the MemoryInUse over time. My problem is that I run ...
4
votes
1answer
85 views

OpenCLLink eating up all host memory

I am calling lots of OpenCL functions from Mathematica. The problem is that the memory the kernel uses grows and grows until the RAM is fully occupied. I have created a small piece of code to ...
2
votes
1answer
59 views

Why does MemoryConstrained have an upper limit on the constraint?

When evaluating MemoryConstrained for a large memory limit: MemoryConstrained[Print["aaa"],10^10] I get: ...
3
votes
1answer
201 views

Writing results directly to file

I am trying to find all simple paths in a large directed graph (542 vertex, density ~ 5%) between two nodes. For this purpose, I use the algorithm from this thread. Unfortunately, my computer is ...
1
vote
0answers
152 views

Memory issue when using LinearSolve

When I use LinearSolve to solve a large system of linear equations where the left hand side is a matrix and the right hand side is a vector, the process takes a ...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

Restoring a Mathematica session without notebook interface [duplicate]

It happens all the time that I close my Mathematica session and later I regret that I have done so, because there are many things that I would like to check. I would like to know if there is a way to ...
2
votes
0answers
84 views

Problem with files size

I need to work with long time series, but I notice that this generates huge files that Mathematica doesn't handle well at all: even opening/saving one of this files is difficult, and the kernel quits ...
3
votes
1answer
508 views

Parallel evaluation and memory use

I have never used Mathematica's parallel evaluation before and have some trouble getting it to work properly. For the record, I am running Mathematica 9 on Linux with an Intel Core i7 processor (4 ...
2
votes
2answers
127 views

Random Choice: List Format & Minimizing Memory Use

This is a two part question, and for that I apologize.. but they're related! Here's what I'm working with: ...
2
votes
0answers
118 views

Memory consumed by NMaximize with NDSolve

I'm using NMaximize on a function that calls NDSolve, and running out of memory. I created the following minimal example that (I ...
8
votes
1answer
153 views

AndersonDarlingTest and DistributionFitTest Leaking Memory

I believe AndersonDarlingTest and probably all other tests are keeping a copy of data somewhere and not freeing it: ...
1
vote
0answers
124 views

Heavy duty operations, RAM, and Readyboost

I occasionally work with large 3D arrays and found that with calculations that take a long time, Mathematica completely fills my available RAM (6056 MB minus other active operations [mostly svchost]), ...
9
votes
2answers
573 views

Memory leak issues

I am working with noncommuting objects and basically I am using Mathematica to sort large expressions by normal ordering and simplifying them. To this end, I first create an object called ...
10
votes
3answers
253 views

Can I return lists with different dimensions from a compiled function?

Sometimes I'll need several lists with different dimensions to be returned by a compiled function, but compiled function will fail if an irregular list contained: ...
6
votes
2answers
344 views

Memory management and speed for Fast GCD

Let's say that we have some $300\,\text{K}$ digits (arbitrary function) and want to trial factor with $100{,}000{,}000$ first prime numbers. ...
8
votes
2answers
343 views

How to un-eat memory?

Consider this code: ...