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how to avoid crashing the computer while running heavy scripts?

Asked by Kobi
on 30 Sep 2014
Latest activity Answered by Zoltán Csáti on 3 Oct 2014
sometimes when i run a heavy calculation with huge Matrics the computer start to run slowly if i need to stop the program i usually move to the command window and hit Ctrl+C this does not work all the time and sometime i need to hit the key combination many times is there an easy way to stop the Matlab? or maybe use a code that avoid this?
also i use pc with 4GB Ram and i'm limited to matrix size of in about 7000X7000, i tried to use the swap memory (Hard Drive) instead of the Ram but in Matlab there is no effect

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I don't think there's enough information here for anyone to solve the problem. Perhaps if you uploaded the script and tell us how long until it hangs.....

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Answer by Zoltán Csáti on 3 Oct 2014

Perhaps this is because MATLAB is working on high priority. Try to set it to normal or low priority to maintain responsiveness. A better way is to write a function that limits the maximum input size available for your specific calculation. I also experienced this phenomenon which made me restart my computer.


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