[OS X TeX] Large Figure in Document? (and slow response of TeXShop)
martin at easy2design.de
Sun Nov 13 05:15:28 EST 2005
On Nov 13, 2005, at 12:59 PM, Claus Gerhardt wrote:
> 512MB of RAM seems to be ridiculously low. When my machine has
> started up about 700MB are immediately used and my experience with
> various G4 and G5 have convinced me that 1.5GB should be the
> minimum amount of RAM for a fairly smooth behaviour of your
> computer. If you perform memory intensive tasks, however, this
> amount won't be sufficient.
claus, i don't know what stuff your machine is loading on startuup,
but 700MB initial usage seem to be 'ridiculously' high! maybe you can
optimise some stuff? i have 1,25 GB and after startup i have 160mb
On Nov 13, 2005, at 0:47, Jung-Tsung Shen wrote:
>> I am writing a paper with a large figure of 25 MB in eps format.
>> compiling, the viewer of TeXShop took a long long long time to draw
>> Is there anyway to improve the situation?
do u really need SO many datapoints in the graphics file? i mean you
are using a vector format, so you should use tthe advantages of this
foormat, instead of trying to build pixel pictures inside a vector
format :) curves can be well optimised using common vector graphic
tools. also you should make use of the package 'eps2pdf'...
vetortools you might want to try for optimising your graphcics file:
scribus, cenon, inkscape - all of them freeware...
>> My system is 10.4.3, with 512 MB memory.
os x itself needs the 512mb to ruun flawlessly - without advanced
appplications that is. if i only look at the ram consumption of
safari (that's why i use firefox!) or itunes/iphoto... hallojulia! :)
>> I also tried the same document in WinEdt on Windows, the performance
>> actually is way better ... (The window machine tested has 1GB memory.
>> Not sure if this makes difference.)
yes, the ram does :) the editoor doesn't, because the TeX subsystem
iss doing the work, not the editor...
>> PS. The eps figure is merely several simple black and white curves
>> consisting of a huge amount of data points. I wonder if there's
>> to compress the figure?
most certainly! in ilustratoor is is called "simplify", in other
programs you can find equally well working functions.... i guuess you
will cut down the size to 1/50th :)
p.s.: full quote is awful :P
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