[OS X TeX] TeXshop - preview jumping after typeset
alex at rosiba.com
Mon Nov 10 14:42:40 EST 2008
On Nov 10, 2008, at 8:08 PM, Christopher Menzel wrote:
> On Nov 10, 2008, at 9:22 AM, Herbert Schulz wrote:
>> On Nov 7, 2008, at 1:29 PM, Warren Nagourney wrote:
>>> My concern about speed is in part due to the fact that TeXtures on
>>> both a G5 and the latest Intel Mac takes about 1 second to typeset
>>> the entire TeXbook. I realize that TeXtures is carefully optimized
>>> on both architectures, but my 200 page document takes about 20 to
>>> 30 seconds to typeset. My book is somewhat simpler than the
>>> TeXbook (so far). The speed is very sensitive to the number of
>>> apps open - with a completely "clean plate" (no apps running), the
>>> typeset time can be a little as 10 seconds or so and this time can
>>> treble if I have a number of apps open. This suggests memory
>>> management issues, which inspired my question about caches or a
>>> ram disk. (I have 1 Gb of ram).
>> Add more RAM. 1GB of RAM will definitely slow your computer because
>> of lots of swapping. I'd use at least 2GB and 4GB if possible.
>> You'll notice the difference right away.
> RAM is very cheap right now, at least for newer machines. I
> recently picked up 4GB of 800Mhz DDR2 RAM from Crucial.com for my
> iMac for $62 (plus shipping).
> The move from 2GB to 4GB made a huge difference for me, though I do
> tend to keep a lot of heavy-duty programs running. So far I haven't
> been able to load enough to see any discernible swapping.
I went from 1GB to 4GB on my iMac recently. The performance gains
were unbelievable! No more swapping at all.
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