[OS X TeX] Timing
will.adams at frycomm.com
Wed Feb 22 11:15:10 EST 2006
On Feb 22, 2006, at 11:09 AM, George Gratzer wrote:
> Can anybody explain this?
> I have an article, 18 pages long with thirteen very simple
> illustrations (they are all present in both eps and pdf formats).
> Typesetting it in TeXShop takes about 10 seconds. If I latex or
> pdflatex it in the terminal, the typesetting is under 3 seconds.
> Why the discrepancy?
> The Preferences for Engine and Typesetting are out of the box.
Are you displaying the log file?
Hiding that will speed up typesetting, and conversely showing it
slows it down.
I believe typesetting in TeXshop adds some (negligible?) overhead in
terms of inter-process communication or some such between the TeXing
process and TeXshop's display of it (I'm sure someone else will
provide a more accurate description and terminology).
senior graphic designer
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