[OS X TeX] benchmarking TeX - need example file
claus.gerhardt at urz.uni-heidelberg.de
Tue Oct 19 18:38:07 CEST 2004
On 19.10.2004, at 17:31, Stephan Hochhaus wrote:
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> Hello Claus,
> this file looks as if it's perfect for the job (although it still is
> 660 kb as a zipped file). If you don't mind I would like to use it as
> the foundation of my benchmarking endavours (i.e. publish it on a
> website for public download so people can return their results via a
> web form).
Fine with me.
>> 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.
> Alas, I don't understand why the commenting and uncommenting is
> necessary. What if I leave these steps out, will the results be
> uncomparable then?
No, you can have the command
active, then metapost graphics will be created, but not processed.
>> 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.
> Just an FYI: using "time latex hochhaus2.tex" in Terminal I had to
> wait exactly one and a half minutes (G4/733) until the operation
Here are my results
11.970u 0.370s 0:13.34 92.5% 0+0k 0+8io 0pf+0w
I think this means roughly 13 sec, at least that is comparable with the
result of my stop watch.
metapost write enabled
12.040u 0.510s 0:13.75 91.2% 0+0k 0+9io 0pf+0w
One drawback of this method is that so many messages are written to the
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