[OS X TeX] benchmark a pdflatexmk run on a Mac Studio?

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Mon May 2 16:09:34 EDT 2022

> On May 2, 2022, at 2:45 PM, Murray Eisenberg <murrayeisenberg at gmail.com> wrote:
> pdflatex book
> biber book
> pdflatex book
> pdflatex book
> makeindex book.nlo -s book.ist -o book.nls
> makeindex names.idx -s names.ist -o names.ind
> makeindex -s book.ist book
> pdflatex book
> pdflatex book


Let's see... 5 runs of pdflatex, 3 runs of makeindex and 1 run of biber takes ~5min. Neglecting everything else but pdflatex it means your compile time is ~1min for the book.

Is that exactly what pdflatexmk does too?  (Search for `run number' [no quotes] in the Console Window after the run to see each step latexmk took.)

Note: the first time biber runs it creates a file in /tmp which takes quite a bit of time. Subsequent runs go much faster. Also, biber is the only file in universal-darwin that is Intel only and therefore needs Rosetta2.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
herbs at wideopenwest.com

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