[OS X TeX] Large Figure in Document? (and slow response of TeXShop)
gerhardt at math.uni-heidelberg.de
Sun Nov 13 08:00:59 EST 2005
After doing a restart I have to correct myself: 445MB real memory are
in use, of which 22MB are due to the Activity Monitor, roughly 30MB
due to Sophos and 17MB due to PGPengine., i.e., about 380MB are
system related; VM size is 7.7GB and it will typically increase to
12GB after some weeks. Total RAM is 4.5GB.
Most users will usually have several applications open like Mail,
Preview, Safari, TeXShop, BibDesk, Console, Activity Monitor. After
doing this 680MB of real memory is used without having performed any
tasks with the opened applications. This will change after a few days
or a week, then typically 2.5GB will be in use.
On Nov 13, 2005, at 11:15, Martin Henning wrote:
> hi folks,
> 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 being used............
> 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
>>> 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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