[OS X TeX] Textures Announcement

Gary L. Gray gray at engr.psu.edu
Fri Mar 10 10:44:20 EST 2006

On Mar 10, 2006, at 10:36 AM, Jonathan Kew wrote:

> On 10 Mar 2006, at 4:24 pm, Gary L. Gray wrote:
>> On a 2.16 GHz MacBook Pro, I get:
>> loon:~/Desktop gray$ time tex texbook.tex
>> This is TeX, Version 3.141592 (Web2C 7.5.5)
>> [...snip...]
>> Output written on texbook.dvi (494 pages, 2030580 bytes).
>> Transcript written on texbook.log.
>> real    0m1.514s
>> user    0m1.399s
>> sys     0m0.087s
>> So, I am assuming that to compare this with the numbers presented  
>> on Blue Sky's web page, I should add the three times above to get  
>> 3.000s -- is this correct?
> It's not clear which number BSR is referring to, but you certainly  
> don't want to add them. Either go by "real", which is the actual  
> elapsed time (and therefore depends heavily on what else your  
> machine might be busy with at the time--I assume it wasn't running  
> much else in the background!), or else add the other two times  
> (which represent actual CPU time used).
> Either way, it looks pretty usable. :)

Interesting. Actually, as usual, I was running a boatload of stuff in  
addition to TeX'ing The TeXbook.

And yes, I do find my MacBook Pro to be exceedingly usable. :-)

-- Gary
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