[OS X TeX] benchmarking TeX - need example file

Stephan Hochhaus stephan at yauh.de
Tue Oct 19 17:31:00 CEST 2004

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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).

> 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?

> 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 finished.

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