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

Murray Eisenberg murrayeisenberg at gmail.com
Mon May 2 16:32:18 EDT 2022

> On 2 May2022, at 3:46 PM, Herbert Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com> wrote:
>> On May 2, 2022, at 11:52 AM, Murray Eisenberg <murrayeisenberg at gmail.com> wrote:
>> My roughly 700-page book takes about 5 1/2 minutes to do a complete pdflatexmk run on my 2019 iMac 27” with 3.6 GHz 8-core Intel i9, 64 GB RAm, and 2 TB SSD.
> Are you doing a complete clean of all aux files before each run? You shouldn't need to do that unless you run into an error. Of course, if latexmk doesn't detect a change in sources or auxiliary files it just says it has nothing to do.

Usually I am _not_ cleaning out any aux files before a new run of pdflatexmk. But to give a clear example of what I’m timing, the figures I reported here are with all aux files zapped.

Once I have completed a run of pdflatexmk, if I do a simple single run of pdflatex, from the Terminal command line, that takes just under 1 minute.

I thought that perhaps some significant segment of the time was spent writing to the console. But running 

	pdflatex -interaction=batchmode book.tex

gives essentially the same time as without that option.

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