[OS X TeX] What kind of operation is TeXing? (concerning hardware)

Themis Matsoukas matsoukas at adelphia.net
Sat Feb 5 14:50:03 CET 2005

How do you tell how long it takes to typeset the file and how do you 
suppress terminal output? I used time pdflatex source2e.tex but got a 
ton and a half of screen output...


PS: On my G3 imac (800 MHz), I latex 200+ pages with 50+ graphs and I 
don't feel the pain (I
\includeonly a lot).  On a G4 imac (1 GHz), it is of course more fun.

On Feb 4, 2005, at 1:52 PM, Aldo Manfroi wrote:

> I think that the site mentioned by Gerben: 
> http://www.nslog.org/latex.html
> would be very appropriate then. The sample "document" has about 550 
> pages.
> Seeing how long it takes on different machines and the other comments 
> on how the Mac mini stacks up with them should give you a good 
> starting point.
> On my lowly G3 it took about 48 seconds to compile, without Terminal 
> output. I am definitely not planning to do anything more than 100 
> pages long on this Mac...
> On Feb 3, 2005, at 15:20, Steffen Wolfrum wrote:

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