[OS X TeX] benchmarking TeX - need example file

Claus Gerhardt claus.gerhardt at urz.uni-heidelberg.de
Tue Oct 19 16:53:07 CEST 2004


Stephan,

I copied a paper of mine several times and created a 1088 pages paper 
including 160 metapost graphics.

To prepare the file for your benchmarking, first  comment the metapost 
command with nowrite - and uncomment the corresponding command with 
write -, and run my mpostcpl script; then, do the comment and uncomment 
just in reverse. The file is then ready for normal typesetting.

On my machine, G5 at 2.5GHz, a single latex  run (with one of BBEdit 
scripts) took 15 sec till the opening of the pdf file in preview.

Let me warn you that the source file is 2.3MB; it can be downloaded from

http://www.math.uni-heidelberg.de/studinfo/gerhardt/hochhaus2.tex

Claus

On 19.10.2004, at 11:39, Stephan Hochhaus wrote:

> Hello list,
>
> I decided to do some benchmarking with TeX on various platform, just 
> like hundreds of people probably did before me. Benchmarking itself is 
> not so much of a problem, but I am still looking for a file to 
> typeset, that isn't finished within one or two seconds on an average 
> system.
>
> I am looking for a file that doesn't use any non-standard packages and 
> at the same time needs a couple of seconds to compile, even on faster 
> systems. Any suggestions or home-made files that you are willing to 
> share with me? The whole process of benchmarking will involve a survey 
> on a website so that file mustn't contain any secret or valuable 
> information.
>
> Thanks in advance,
>
> Stephan
>
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