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Baffling increase in runtime

Background of my question I discovered Project Euler today, and decided I would work through the problems in Mathematica. I became obsessed with the first problem, which is essentially "sum all the ...
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Intermediate display similar to PrintTemporary

Using MMA we often come across situations like the following cityLIST = CityData[#, "Name"] & /@ CityData[]; This code if you evaluate will emit some display ...
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Why is ParallelMap way slower than Map

I recently tried to use ParallelMap instead of Map and to my surprise encountered that ...
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sudden increase in timing when summing over 250 entries

Using math 9.0.1 on a MacBook Air, I see a sudden increase of Timing by a factor of thousands when I sum over 250 elements of a matrix rather than over 249. So for ...
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In version 10 EvaluationCompletionAction “ShowTiming” no longer gives useful output; any solutions?

Bug introduced in 10.0.0, fixed in 10.0.2 In version 10 using this Front End option no longer gives useful output: ...
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Why is CurrencyConvert so slow?

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Function takes hugely different times to evaluate on sets of virtually (but also literally) identical data

I'm experiencing something which I believe to be weird with a function that I wrote. Briefly: what happens is that I generate random data to feed my function in two different but equivalent ways ...
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Simple countdown timer in Mathematica

I dug around a bit and did not find a simple and clear implementation of countdown stopwatch in Mathematica. I am looking for a function that takes as an input a certain integer and then counts down ...
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Timing differences between multiple executions of identical code

I have a list of pairs of numbers and I'd like to change the sign of the second element in each pair i.e. $(a,b)\rightarrow (a,-b)$. I'm sure there are many ...
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Systematic increase in runtime [duplicate]

When I run this simple code, which repeats many times the exact same operation (a differential equation), the runtime (given by Timing) increases systematically, ...
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Strange behavior of Mathematica regarding calculation time

Today I witnessed the following strange behavior of Mathematica, when it comes to calculation time involving larger nested lists. The following is the short example that I setup, I am sure one can ...
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Timing mathematica code

I have a collection of functions (Modules) and I wish to find out which sub-routines inside the code take up most time. I have done this by wrapping individual code blocks with ...
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TimeConstrained for parallel computations

The Mathematica manual states TimeConstrained takes account only of CPU time spent inside the main Mathematica kernel process; it does not include additional ...
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Reflecting lines in ellipses: speed up the code?

I have the following code which calculates a list of points that a line would take after bouncing off various ellipses. ...
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How can I track the execution time of an evaluating Manipulate cell?

In Wolfram's tutorial on Advanced Manipulate Functionality, a nice example of a continually evaluating Manipulate cell is presented: ...
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Precise Timing for nested functions, how to? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Profiling from Mathematica How can I easily get fractions of timing for each nested function? Consider a nested call like this: ...
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Graphing the amount of time a function takes

I know I can find out the amount of time a function takes to run like this: In:= function1[100] //Timing Out:= {0.043334, Null} How can I graph this over a set ...
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Reduction of repetitive calculations in Table

If I generate two tables inside a function which are function[n_, x_, y_]:=( table1 = Table[i* x/n^x, {i,1,n}]; table2 = Table[i* y/n^y, {i,1,n}]; ) where ...
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A question about definite integrals and timing

I need to integrate the expression G given below: ...
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How can I reduce computation time while still obtaining a good approximation for my function?

I am new to any CAS (and Mathematica, for that matter) and new to StackExchange too, so forgive me and correct me on any mistakes. I have this function: $J_p=\sum_{m,n=1}^{\infty} ...
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A problem with Timing

With M = Partition[Range@10000000, 1000]; V = Range[10000] - 1; I got the following timings: ...
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File output and race conditions

Is it possible to know when Mathematica is done writing a file? I'm looking to automate something and I'm wanting to have Mathematica put it in a file using Put[], ...
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Optimization of custom probability distibutions?

Consider the two tests: Timing[Do[RandomVariate[NormalDistribution[0.5, 0.3]], {200}]] {0.001188, Null} ...
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Understanding execution time in nested loops

I have the following simple code ...
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Strange timings of integrals involving Hermite's polynomials

I have used Mathematica to calculate tunneling for quantum harmonic oscillator. The code is simple: ...
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Calculating a multiplication of large number of matrices takes a long time [duplicate]

I have a multiplication of matrices, say M1.G1.M2.G2.....Mn.Gn, here n may reach 100. M and G are 4 4 matrices and their elements are function of s. Mathematica takes so long to perform this ...
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Interpolation function evaluation and timing

Lets define two identical functions $f$ and $g$ in a slightly different way ...
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Is Daylight Savings Time accounted for when using AbsoluteTime[]? [closed]

I have been running rather long computations lately and timing them using AbsoluteTime[] by calling it at the start and end of the computation. ...
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Slow evaluation of complicated Table

I have a system of recursive equations x[t+1]:=f[x[t],p[t-1],a[t],a[t-1]]; p[t+1]:=g[p[t],x[t-1],a[t],a[t-1]]; a[t+1]:=h[x[t],p[t],a[t],a[t-1]]; I want to ...
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Timing of associated Legendre polynomials

I encountered a strange issue with the associated Legendre polynomials implemented with LegendreP[l,m,z]. Quite simply, the time used for the numerical computation of those quantities depends on ...
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How to determine how much time it will take to finish a cell expression?

I am trying to integrate a large matrix with elements that contain trigonometric expressions. The evaluation is taking a long time--4 days, and it is still running. Is there anything I can do to find ...
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How to be faster at making a frequency list of increasing steps

I want to find propabilities of having a sequence in a list, by using frequencies. The case is that you will bet on an increase when the last event had an increased and bet on derease when the last ...
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Interrupting FactorInteger automatically when it takes a very long time [duplicate]

Sometimes when I use FactorInteger[] with certain very big integers, it takes a very long time, and I have to interrupt the operation manually to try another ...
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timing series algorithm [closed]

If we have a timing series t1,t2,t3.... and every timing point means an event. A time interval T is given. Once T is given, how to calculate the maximum event number happening in T? case A ...
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Plot CPU time vs iteration? [duplicate]

I would like to generate a plot of CPU time vs number of iterations. For example, if I were to calculate the solution of a system of differential equations in state-space form using the summation of ...