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

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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: ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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: ...
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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 ...
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AndersonDarlingTest and DistributionFitTest Leaking Memory

I believe AndersonDarlingTest and probably all other tests are keeping a copy of data somewhere and not freeing it: ...
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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]), ...
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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 ...
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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: ...
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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. ...
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How to un-eat memory?

Consider this code: ...
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How to save all variables in the workspace into a file? [duplicate]

I did some time consuming computation and obtained a lot of arrays and variables; however after restart the Mathematica Kernel, all these computational results disappeared. How can I save all these ...
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How to constrain memory usage on HPC?

I found the performance of built-in function MemoryConstrained is very poor. It stops the evaluation after the memory limit has already been exceeded greatly than ...
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Can one use Map during Expand?

Can one Map a simplifying function to the summands of an Expand before fully expanding the expression in question first? ...
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Remove versus ClearAll

What is the difference between Remove and ClearAll? I thought that "not being recognized by Mathematica", which is the effect ...
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Is there a version of Together that doesn't cancel common factors?

I'm running code that produces a long combination of rational functions with free constants that need to be tuned such that the combination vanishes. My current method is to put the combination over ...
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Module trash collection behaviour

I have asked this question before on the Wolfram community forum (http://community.wolfram.com/groups/-/m/t/83845?p_p_auth=Gxoxe65B) but not with great success. Module creates temporary variables of ...
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Does Share have any side effect?

According to the documentation, Share[expr] changes the way expr is stored internally, to try and minimize the amount of ...
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Unpacked eigenvectors of complex matrices

Edit: This bug is fixed in Mathematica 10.0.0 I want to calculate eigenvectors of a Hermitian matrix. For example ...
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kernel shuts down during listplot [duplicate]

In at least the following situations, I have experienced that the kernel has shut down during evaluation. The thing is that there is no message at all when it shuts down. ...
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NMinimize memory consumption problem in Mathematica 9 vs. 7 & 8 [closed]

I am having trouble using NMinimize in Mathematica 9 - Memory consumption overflows. The same NMinimize command, with the same ...
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Memory usage of timeseries - lists of {Integer32, Real32}

A list of {Integer32, Real32} items in Mathematica seems to use 12-times as much memory than the C equivalent array of structs. ...
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Memory Leak while running Animate/Manipulate/Export [duplicate]

While looking into building a simulation for an ant colony, I started encountering some memory leakage issues. ...
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How can I find the source of a memory leak?

I found a really weird issue using NDSolve`ProcessEquations inside module. We start by setting HistoryLength to 0. After this we define a function which takes in an integer and creates a Table of ...
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NDSolve and memory usage

After some googling, i've found similar problems around, but didn't find a 100% satisfactory answer, so let me ask here: I'd like to solve a 1+1 problem using the method of lines. In spherical ...
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Memory problem with producing complex graphics of general type

The problem I am about to ask has appeared once here: Memory Leak in Frontend - anyone know a workaround?. However, in this question I would like to put it in a bit different context. Problem recipe: ...
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Running out of memory when partitioning an image with ImagePartition

I have an Image3D object of image type "Bit16" with the dimensions 1472 x 1472 x 1472 that I would like to split into small image cubes of dimension 64 x 64 x 64 ...
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Clearing memory of a subkernel in a Do loop

I have a Do loop, which saves data directly to a .txt file. However when I leave it running for long periods of time the RAM ...
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Strange response with dynamic texture and MousePosition

I built a cubic, then use MousePosition together with GUIScreenShot to take a floating region with fixed size (200*200) on the ...
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CUDALink ran out of available memory

I have a problem with automatic GPU memory management when using CUDA. The situation is the following: I create a simple CUDA function that operates on a 2D array (image), which does not take much ...
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How to pick out specific parts of the solution of a differential equation efficiently?

I'm trying to solve a set of differential equations (in parallel) and then select specific parts of the solution. What I have at the moment (see below-I've simplified the differential equations, in ...
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Accessing temporary value of a Nest evaluation

The function Nest[] must store the temporary values in the memory somewhere (those values that would form the entries of the list which is returned by the ...
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Clear and Unset doesn't free memory

Example: Try this example only if you have > 4G ram d = 2000; f[x_, y_, d_] = Sum[Subscript[a, i, j]*x^i*y^j, {i, 0, d - 1}, {j, 0, d - i}]; Then ...
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Where is my memory? — LibraryLink never returns the memory

Bug introduced in 8.0 or earlier and persisting through 10.3 This is an example LibaryLink code from Mathematica documentation, which takes an integer and return an integer list: ...
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Memory efficient generation and selection of tuples

The short of this question: I need to find a bunch of n-tuples of {0,1} which do not fail to satisfy a set of (non-linear polynomial) equations, without hogging up all of my memory by trying to ...
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Giving JLink Huge Memory by Default

I have noticed that Mathematica makes use of Java by way of JLink, for example, in the extensions such as DatabaseLink and (I think) RLink. It also seems like Java is a first-class citizen for writing ...
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Paging RAM in case of memory shortage issue

Is there some way in Mathematica where I can issue execution of some command with letting Mathematica use my hard disk in case it is short of RAM. It will drastically reduce the speed but I am fine ...
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How can I revise my program to avoid “No more memory available”? [duplicate]

I have a program for calculating a type of list. ...
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Keeping memory to reduce the running time of recursion [duplicate]

I am using the following recursion in Mathematica to compute W[n, 1, s] for given n and s: ...
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Memory handling by ConstantArray

I noticed the following issue when using ConstantArray: a = ConstantArray[0., {10000, 100}]; ByteCount[a] (* 8000152 *) Then ...
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Running out of memory using FindMinimum with ParametricFunctions

I am running a pretty large optimization problem which actually consists of an outer an inner optmization problem. I use ParametricNDSolve for solving a ODE system. When the optimization is done, ...
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How to relate memory usage with occupied positions of SparseArrays?

What is the relation of memory usage of a SparseArray and the number of its occupied positions? Let's say you build a 100.000.000 by 10 element SparseArray. And fill the two position 1/1 and ...
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FindRoot runs out of memory in Windows but not on Mac

I am using FindRoot to find solutions to a large, highly oscillatory equation which I generated using other code. When I run ...
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Getting MemoryAllocationFailure from NIntegrate [closed]

When numerically calculating a double integral using NIntegrate over an infinite domain (with all options at their default), Mathematica 7 calculates my integral ...
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Is mathematica storing information it shouldn't store?

I'm seeking to find solutions to a numerical integration with a large set of parameter combinations (basically, I'm doing a brute parameter sampling). Yet, I believe the memory of the computer is ...
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Why does this simple program leak memory?

I have a simple Mathematica program which writes some plots to image files for later conversion into a movie. Unfortunately, the program leaks so much memory that it quickly exhausts all 12G of RAM ...
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PolynomialRemainder memory

This calculation makes the kernel crash because it needs so much memory. Thoughts on how to get around this? ...