[IPython-User] Tips to speed up notebook?

Carl Smith carl.input@gmail....
Tue Oct 16 13:08:51 CDT 2012

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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