Questions on optimizing Mathematica code for higher performance. This may mean faster execution, lower memory usage or both. Not to be confused with mathematical optimization.

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How I can get faster code for computing a fractional integral?

I use of this code Fractional Integral and wrote the following code: ...
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ParallelTable behaves differently when it is run inside a package

I've been butting my head against some very weird behaviour by ParallelTable, and its interaction with packages, over the past few weeks, and making relatively ...
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Efficiently strip off coefficients in front of variables?

I am working with multivariate polynomials and need a very efficient way to decompose monomials into coefficients and pure monomials. for instance consider variables ...
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Perform matrix/tensor contractions more efficiently

Problem: explicit index contractions for matrices using the Sum command take too long, and I want to improve the performance for complicated computations. Let me ...
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What is the most efficient way to replace items in a list at periodic intervals?

For example, if I want a list of $\phi(n)$ for $1 \leq n \leq 100$ but if $n$ is a multiple of 3 I want to show a 3 instead of $\phi(n)$. I tried ...
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How to speed up the construction of a large matrix

As a part of a physics problem that I'm working on, I need to construct a rather large matrix. The matrix is a real symmetric $2^{m}\times 2^{m}$ matrix for some integer $m$, which we would like to ...
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Radial distribution function

I have tried to rewrite my old IDL code to calculate the radial correlation function for a regular 2D crystal structure. The theory behind this function is given here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
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How to make AppendTo faster

Function AppendTo seems to be very slow for generating a lot of scenarios, is there any chance to change it and make it faster? ...
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Want Manipulate to be low resolution enough to render fast but no so low resolution that it is useless

When using Manipulate to graph a simple surface (sum of 2 sine waves) with Plot3D, setting PerformanceGoal->"Quality" makes it take about 1/3 second to render, while "Speed" sets it at such a low ...
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Fast way to compute intersection of equivalence classes

There is a set $S=\{1, 2, \dots, m\}$ and $n$ equivalence relations on the set: $a \sim_i b $, where $a,b \in S$, $i=1, \dots, n$. Now we define $a \sim b$ iff $ a \sim_i b$ $\forall i=1, \dots, n$. ...
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Finding minima of a function: Ways to speed up the code [duplicate]

I am quite new to Mathematica. I tried to calculate all minima of the function of interest as follows: ...
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How can I optimize the search between two lists, one that is changing length?

I'm trying to identify unique arrays by comparing two lists, one which is growing in length. The number of elements in the list grows as 2^n^2, where ...
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Summing matrix products

I need to compute a double sum over a weighted matrix product: $L[M]=\sum_{i,j}^{N}\Lambda[[i]]\;\omega[[i]].M.\omega^{\dagger}[[j]]$. $\Lambda$ is a list of with N complex values(weights) and $\...
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Is it possible to speed up ContourPlot on multi-core machines?

It is not very difficult to face a function for which ContourPlot works too slow. And it seems natural that this function can be parallelized well. Anyway, naive <...
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NDSolve with default settings solves much faster than classic Runge-Kutta 4

NDSolve with default parameters takes 0.25 s for the first run. With Runge Kutta 4 specified, it takes about 4.6 s, ...
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EvaluationMonitor slows down NDSolve considerably

Hi guys I'm solving a nonlinear system of ODEs with NDSolve. Since the dimension of the system ranges from 2700 to 20000 equations, depending on the parameters, the time required to solve the entire ...
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Is there a clean way to parallelize multi-index tables?

The documentation of ParallelTable indicates that if you want to parallelize the evaluation of a table of more than one dimension, such as ...
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Improve recursive function (memoization)

These days I am trying to rewrite the following recursive function, in order to gain some speed. It is crucial because I end up using 4-5 similar functions, and I need to decrease execution time. ...
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Efficiently finding the positions of a large list of targets in another, even larger list

I have a big list. It contains nearly 60,000 sub-lists. It's structured like bigList = {{x1,y1,z1},{x2,y2,z2},{x3,y3,z3},.....,{x60000,y60000,z60000}}; I have ...
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Best approach for 'manual' common subexpression elimination

I have working code, but am looking for ways to make it more elegant. I have a fairly large expression with plenty of repetition and structure. A shortened toy example is ...
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General solution for a linear ODE set with complicated coefficient

This is the original problem that motivated me to ask this question. I encountered it when trying to reproduce the deduction in this paper. (I'll paste the relevant part below to make this question ...
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What are the main differences between RawArray and PackedArray?

What I know: PackedArray is documented (to some extent) in "Developer Utilities Package", RawArray is just mentioned in ...
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Code optimizations with functions inside Module

I wrote a small code by using functions inside Module: ...
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Can code optimize code?

Are there functions, programs or packages that deal with optimizing mathematica code i.e. re-writing ineffecive or convoluted code. -This question has haunted me since I joined SE. The background for ...
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How to turn off depth sorting of 3D curves for Manipulate?

Is there a way to turn off the default depth sorting of curves in a 3D output of several complicated curves ? Currently, I suspect that depth sorting has a very strong impact on performances on my ...
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Lazy form of Tuples/Outer to loop over list of lists

This is less a question and more asking if someone has implemented this already, with more skill. I need to perform the Outer-like generalized outer product of a ...
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Data acquisition from TCP socket

At last (since 10.3) we have straightforward/documented access to TCP sockets. It's been a long wait. So far there is very little discussion of the new feature. Although some older posts are still ...
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Speed up RegionPlot

I want to plot a system of equalities and inequalities. I used a combination of ImplicitRegion and RegionPlot (since RegionPlot cannot plot lines or points). But this method is very slow than using ...
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Indexing all elements of permutations $S_n$

I have this Table that gives all elements of $S_n$, I would like to know how to improve efficiency. ...
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Solving for limit of integration with a piecewise function (FindRoot vs NSolve) [duplicate]

I am trying to solve for the limits of integration using a piecewise function. I'm doing this in a loop over a list of data, mostly because I'm not well-versed enough in Mathematica to make this a ...
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How to efficiently stream words and whitespace from a large text file

I want to tokenize a large (~20 MB) file, opening it and streaming the words, but preserving the whitespace as well. Example: ...
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Faster way to perform SameQ[Reduce[…], Reduce[…]]

I'm have some expressions that I need to confirm the equality of. SameQ[Reduce[...], Reduce[...]] works like a charm for the more simple expressions, however when ...
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Why does Compile not make my function faster?

I need to speed up a large program that repeatedly calls the module below (I've not trimmed the code for this question to ensure there is enough calculation to show a speed improvement.) The obvious ...
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Speed-up the computation of this sum of small matrices

Given a matrix mat with a large number of rows (a few thousands) and a few columns (between 2 and 10), I'd like to compute the sum of the "small" matrices obtained ...
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Primes Race (Mathematica Efficiency)

I am currently working with a paper that deals with this concept of Prime Races. You essentially create a large list of prime numbers and then split that list into two teams. You are assigned to ...
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Slow JoinAcross performance

Bug introduced in 10.3 I am using JoinAcross to combine two datasets, where the key is an Integer. ...
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Counting runs in bits, along with their starts and lengths, in functional style

Here is some code to visualize Project Euler Problem 502. The code scans for runs of bits in the binary representation of an integer, and outputs the beginning position of each run and the length of ...
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Given a large binary matrix, find the largest submatrix containing non-zero elements

I'm looking for a way to reduce a binary matrix containing zeros at some positions into a matrix that contains no zeros by deleting rows and columns of the original matrix until only non-zero values ...
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Improve speed in this tree - memoization won't suffice

I have two functions, one of which calls the other. I need to do some calculations but I was unable to optimize my code to do it efficiently. In search I came across the memoization technique, which ...
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Problem with convergence of limiting value in Manipulate

I created a nice Manipulate box of the magnetic field outside and inside a spherical shell placed in an homogeneous magnetic field. The code is working great, but it has a problem at a limiting value,...
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How to speed up calculation of this equation (FindRoot)

I have come up with the following functions, and I need to calculate a value, in order to have a condition valid. In my problem, all data are given, and I need to calculate variable l. I am using ...
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efficient element wise multiplication of SparseArray vector and matrix

I have a large SparseArray $P$ of dimensions $\{d,d\}$ and I want to multiply a vector (also a SparseArray) $v$ of length $d$ ...
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Computing the coefficients for Gaussian integral

I wrote a small script to find the Gaussian integral points and weights: ...
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How to improve efficiency when classifying lists according to certain laws

I have a function that generates lists: f[n_] := Join @@ Permutations /@ PadLeft@IntegerPartitions[n]; For example f[3] <...
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How to work with Experimental`NumericalFunction?

This question is intimately connected with previous one: "How to create internally optimized expression for computing with high WorkingPrecision?" Oleksandr R. correctly states in the comment: A ...