[Maxima] slow wxmaxima over ssh

Richard Fateman fateman at cs.berkeley.edu
Thu May 14 09:16:16 CDT 2009

Andrej Vodopivec wrote:
> On Thu, May 14, 2009 at 3:53 AM, Richard Fateman
> <fateman at cs.berkeley.edu> wrote:
>> wxmaxima gets very slow because, I think, it reformats everything in
>> your notebook at each command.
>> This is a bad design unless you have very little displayed.
> This is not true. The display code has been rewritten in 0.8 and some
> optimizations from previous versions are still not implemented, but it
> does not reformat everything when the content of the document changes.
> Andrej
If that is not what is happening, it still gets very slow.

 I am using wxmaxima 0.8.

 In fact after looking at some of the longer help texts, the wxmaxima is 
almost impossible to use, and (I think), crashes.

It seems that it is recomputing something at a cost that is more than 
linear in the length of the notebook.

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