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ListPlot: Plotting large data fast

Mathematica produces fantastic-looking graphics, but it can be slow on large data sets. Here is an example for a (random) time series: ...
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Which processor and graphics card to use for my Mathematica license

Does my Mathematica license support processors with 8 cores? I have to choose between one of the following processors: Intel® Xeon® E5-1630 v4 Prozessor (4 cores, 3,7 GHz, 4,0 GHz Turbo) Intel® ...
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Why is ListPlot so slow here?

While examining How can I monitor the progress of a Plot? I was surprised to discover that in some cases ListPlot in version 10.0 and 10.1 is orders of magnitude ...
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Mathematica 10 'Formatting Notebook Contents'

Mathematica 10 freezes while 'Formatting notebook contents'. This happens already during the startup of Mathematica and it takes a long time for Mathematica to recover. It can also happen when I am ...
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Major slowdown when using a ColorFunction with more than one named scheme

Bug introduced in V10.1 or earlier and persists through 11.2 Earlier Kuba noted a major slowdown with code Simon Woods posted. Here is a simplified example. First a color function using two ...
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Export[] performance

Consider this sequence of commands: ...
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Code in separate cells causes a kernel crash [duplicate]

Bug introduced in 11.2 If I put the following code in separate cells the Kernel crashes (dies). If I put them together in the same cell it works fine. Version 11.3.0 for Windows. ...
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Mathematica vs. Python - how does Mathematica compare to Python's scientific computing suite?

Python's family of packages for scientific computing has matured rapidly. I can pretty much replicate all of Mathematica's functionalities, but with production level and open-source code using the ...
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Benchmarking: unexplained switching between high and low performance

tl;dr I am trying to accurately benchmark some vectorized operations, and compare them between systems. But benchmarking is hard to do well, and I am getting inconsistent results: performance is ...
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Speedup matrix number multiplication

Consider this simple matrix number multiplication: ...
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Should I rasterize plots to keep my notebook file small?

I often use Mathematica notebooks as an informal "lab notebook", plotting recent results in various tabs and such. I've noticed that these files can tend to get really large; for example, my Windows ...
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Long Execution Time of Reduce

I have a set of linear homogeneous equations with 8580 variables. I want to estimate the time Mathematica takes to solve the system, by solving smaller sets of ...
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Benchmarking in V10.1.0 not showing the correct verision of Mathematica?

Bug introduced in 10.1 and fixed in 10.3 This was done in V10.1.0, but it's showing that as if it was done in V10.0.0? Computer Specs:(for those who are interested) ...
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Why is TensorExpand so slow for vector operations?

I would like to expand the following tensor expression: ...
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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 ...