[IPython-User] Tips to speed up notebook?

Carl Smith carl.input@gmail....
Tue Oct 16 13:09:36 CDT 2012


Just saw your earlier thread. Sorry.
On Oct 16, 2012 7:08 PM, "Carl Smith" <carl.input@gmail.com> wrote:

> Just out of interest; have you tried Chrome?
> On Oct 16, 2012 6:32 PM, "G B" <g.c.b.at.work@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> In short: holy cow!  Much, much faster!
>>
>> Ok, so some background to cover my embarrassment at not having tried this
>> again before asking publicly.   I'd been running my notebook back and forth
>> between Firefox and Safari all through the first weeks of my work with it.
>>  I'd say for the first 15-20 pages.  Mostly I was expecting Firefox to
>> handle the notebook better (open source projects tend to favor Firefox),
>> but Safari generates nicer printed output.  I hadn't seen an appreciable
>> performance difference while using either, though Firefox seems to launch
>> and load more slowly.  Eventually I decided to stop messing with Firefox
>> and stick with Safari.  I should have tried it again when things got so
>> horribly slow with Safari— I'm not sure when they diverged, whether it was
>> the size of the notebook or a Mountain Lion update.
>>
>> It looks like Firefox is smart enough not to re-render things that aren't
>> visible, which is probably why scrolling can be a bit inconsistent, while
>> Safari must be updating the whole canvas with every small modification.
>>
>> [As far as I know, Firefox handles it's updates appropriately— through
>> the browser itself, on startup (rather than a continuous background process
>> that can change anything).]
>>
>> So I'm torn between being terribly embarrassed to have wasted everyones
>> time on this, and wishing I'd embarrassed myself two weeks earlier to save
>> a mountain of lost productivity.
>>
>> Unfortunately I can't pass my notebook to Apple, but I'm going to submit
>> a bug on this.  Is there a large, public notebook somewhere I can point
>> them to as an example?
>>
>>
>>
>> On Oct 16, 2012, at 1:33 AM, Thomas Kluyver <takowl@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> > If you're not happy about Chrome, have you considered Firefox? I know
>> > it also runs automatic updates, but I consider Mozilla quite
>> > trustworthy.
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