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Using Rules inside SequenceCases degrades Performance

Consider the following: SequenceCases[Range[10^4], {a_?PrimeQ, b_, c_?PrimeQ}]; // AbsoluteTiming {0.0058148, Null} If we now try to use a rule to transform ...
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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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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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Returning functions that are partly evaluated

I have some performance issues when calling Table[{h, Slow1[h, n]}, {n, nlist}, {h, 0.1, 10, 0.5}]; for a given list ...
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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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Mathematica 10.1.0.0 (OS X) high CPU usage even for empty notebook

Bug fixed in 10.1.0 (see answer for details) Since update to 10.1.0.0 Mathematica has a high CPU usage even when no evaluation is running (even for empty notebook opened). I am running OS X Yosemite ...
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Where can I find detailed information about the SystemOptions?

I'm looking to optimize my Mathematica script, and I'm willing to go spelunking with low-level system options. The problem is that I've been looking in the Mathematica documentation, but there doesn'...
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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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EmitSound delay [closed]

I am experiencing a long delay (6 sec) between evaluating an EmitSound expression and the actual sound output. This may have happened after upgrading to Mma 10.0.2 ...
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MKL on Intel vs AMD

I am running some linear algebra functions in Mathematica on different CPUs. I've noticed a massive performance difference between Intel and AMD processors. For a certain script I wrote that uses <...
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Computer freezes during NIntegrate[]

I have a notebook that freezes the computer every time I run it (I mean the whole computer becomes unresponsive and do not react to ctrl-shift-esc and ctr-alt-delete as well as alt-tab and windows-tab)...
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How to select default graphics device for charting?

Is there a way to tell Mathematica to use a specific graphics device for charting? My laptop has two graphics devices; an on-board Intel chip and a Nvidia graphics card. I noticed in Mathematica's ...
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Export[] performance

Consider this sequence of commands: ...
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CPU usage remains at 13% even after I quit the kernel

I use Mathematica 10.0.0, and after I run it for a while (a few simple commands for example) the CPU usage (Mathematica.exe) remains at 13% even after the calculations are over. I quit the kernel but ...
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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 ...
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Is this 30% slowdown in Mathematica 10 due to DownValues lookup time?

Running several numerical self-programmed packages I realized already some time ago that Mathematica 10 needed between 20 and 40% more time. I did already report this of course with a simple example ...
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Charts performance

Evaluating the following lines in my computer takes near six seconds in Mathematica 10 and near 5 in Mathematica 9. I consider this very slow as only quantiles are being calculated from data to ...
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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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Performance regression for Fold?

I noticed an over 10x performance drop on Mathematica v9.0.1 (as Oleksandr R. commented, also v8) compared with v7.01 for this code: ...
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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: ...